5 WRs NY Jets must target on Day 2 of the NFL Draft

Which WR prospect should the Jets draft tonight?
Ladd McConkey
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2. The NY Jets could draft UCF WR Javon Baker

Javon Baker is one of my personal favorite wide receivers in this year's draft class. At 6-foot-1, 207 pounds, Baker ran just a 4.54 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, but he's still one of the most reliable deep threats in this class.

Baker showcases excellent body control and ball-tracking skills down the field, and while his 40 time might not look impressive, his game speed really pops when he gets the ball in open space. Don't be fooled by the 40 time — he can run.

Baker is an efficient and physical route runner who shined at UCF after struggling for playing time as an Alabama recruit. He's also a very willing and effective run blocker, something that should appeal to an expected power-run team like the Jets.

Baker struggled at times with concentration drops in college, but his route running and body control give him a high floor in the NFL. He's a prototypical WR3/WR4 with WR2 upside — a perfect target for the Jets in the third round.

1. The NY Jets could draft Georgia WR Ladd McConkey

Ladd McConkey isn't just the best wide receiver still available after Day 1, he has a strong case to be a top-five player remaining on the draft board. That might make it tough for the Jets to land him, but he's still worth mentioning.

At 5-foot-11, 186 pounds, McConkey is a reliable and dynamic slot receiver who has some of the best separation in this year's draft. The Georgia product is a polished and savvy route runner with legitimate 4.39 speed.

The concerns with McConkey are obvious. His lack of size and physicality likely limits his ceiling in the NFL, and there some some injury worries after he missed five games due to a back injury in 2023.

Still, McConkey has an NFL-ready skill set and should be able to contribute as an immediate starter in any offense. The Jets should be thrilled if they find a way to land him in tonight's draft.