9 players the NY Jets can target at pick No. 13 in the 2023 NFL Draft

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6. NY Jets draft target: Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

Few players did more to improve their stock at this year's NFL Combine than Nolan Smith. The uber-athletic Georgia edge rusher ran a ridiculous 4.39 40-yard dash — the second-fastest time for any defensive lineman since 2003.

He was also the heaviest player in the last 10 years to post both a 40-inch-plus vertical leap (41 1/2 inches) and a 40-yard dash time below 4.40 seconds. Smith is an athletic wonder, and it shows up on tape as well.

The 22-year-old may be just 238 pounds, but he plays with a physical mindset. Smith isn't just an undersized pass-rush specialist — he can defend the run as well.

Much like Murphy, Smith wouldn't necessarily fill a significant need on the Jets' roster, but if the team falls in love with his upside, he might just be in play at pick 13.

5. NY Jets draft target: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

The Elijah Moore trade opens the door for the Jets to consider drafting a wide receiver in the first round, a notion that seemed unlikely just a week ago. If they do go that route, Ohio State's Jaxon Smith-Njigba might be atop their list.

The former five-star recruit set the Big Ten receiving record in 2021 as he finished with 1,606 yards. On a team that also featured Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave, many believe that Smith-Njigba was actually the Buckeyes' best wide receiver.

At 6-foot, 198 pounds, Smith-Njigba is one of the best route-runners we've seen come out of college in recent years. He's silky smooth with and without the ball in his hands, knows how to find and attack open spaces, and has exceptional hands.

Smith-Njigba isn't the most explosive wide receiver, but he doesn't have to be. If the Jets are looking for Moore's replacement in the slot next month, they should look no further than Garrett Wilson's college teammate.