9 players the NY Jets can target at pick No. 13 in the 2023 NFL Draft
By Justin Fried
4. NY Jets draft target: Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh
The Aaron Donald comparisons are obvious with Calijah Kancey. Much like Donald, Kancey is an undersized but extremely athletic defensive tackle prospect out of Pittsburgh.
Those are some hefty shoes to fill, but Kancey has quickly made a case to be the second-best defensive tackle prospect in this class behind Jalen Carter. At just 6-foot-1, 281 pounds, Kancey plays with a high motor and was the spark plug in the middle of Pittsburgh's defense.
He's no doubt undersized for the position, and he has to work overtime to overcome his lack of length, but Kancey is the type of prospect teams are usually willing to take a chance on.
The Jets have an obvious need at the defensive tackle position, and Kancey might fall right in their range at pick 13. You know who else was drafted 13th overall? Aaron Donald. Let the comparisons continue.
3. NY Jets draft target: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
The Jets swung big on a high-upside tackle prospect a few years ago in Mekhi Becton. Although injuries have prevented Becton from reaching his ceiling in the NFL, his talent is undeniable.
The Jets could return to that same philosophy as they evaluate the offensive tackles in this year's class. Perhaps none have a higher physical upside than Georgia's Broderick Jones.
At 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, Jones possesses prototypical size for the tackle position. He combined excellent athleticism with impressive raw power to provide an ultra-high ceiling.
There are concerns about Jones' lack of experience (only 19 career starts) and his inconsistent technique, but the former five-star recruit has the potential to be a top-five tackle in the NFL before long. He's very much in play for the Jets at No. 13.