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9 NFL Draft prospects the NY Jets have met with at the NFL Combine

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8. The NY Jets have met with: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

No, the Jets aren't drafting Malik Willis. Their meeting with Willis isn't an indication that they're in the quarterback market. After all, Willis admitted that he met with all 32 teams at this year's Combine.

So unless the Kansas City Chiefs are considering moving on from Patrick Mahomes, I think it's safe to say that the Jets aren't eyeing Willis and Zach Wilson's replacement.

Nonetheless, the Jets do have something to gain from meeting with Willis. It's always important for teams to have a feel for the quarterback class, and that's especially true for a Jets team with two top-10 picks.

Gaining some insight on a player who might be the top quarterback in this year's draft is never a bad thing. Don't be surprised if the Jets trade down with a QB-needy team moving up to draft Willis.

7. The NY Jets have met with: Jack Coan, QB, Notre Dame

On the other hand, if the Jets are looking to target a late-round quarterback in this year's draft, someone like Jack Coan, who has admitted to meeting with both the Jets and Giants, makes sense.

Most know about Long Island native Jeremy Ruckert, but Ruckert isn't the only local product in this year's draft. Coan, a former Wisconsin quarterback who found a home at Notre Dame, is from Sayville in Suffolk County.

Coan is a prospect who will appeal to teams looking for a traditional tough-as-nails, drop-back passer. He isn't someone who's going to make plays outside the pocket, but Coan has pretty mechanics and enough accuracy to intrigue scouts.

Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network even compared him to former Jets draft pick James Morgan. Perhaps Joe Douglas sees similar traits in Coan as well.

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