Best players remaining for NY Jets after NFL Draft Day 1

The Jets still have some top targets available on Day 2
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4. Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Troy Franklin put together the most prolific receiving season in Oregon history in 2023, finishing with 81 catches for 1,383 yards and 14 touchdowns. He's a big play waiting to happen, with 4.41 speed and excellent downfield ability.

Franklin's frame is thin and he's still working on his route running (he really struggles to consistently win against press coverage), but he's another exciting Day 2 wide receiver prospect in a loaded receiver class.

3. Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

If the Jets are going to target any defensive player on Day 2, Jaden Hicks should be their guy. The Washington State product is seen by many as the best safety prospect in this year's class.

At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Hicks is a rangy athlete with great size for the safety position and the traits to be a plus starter in the NFL. The Jets probably shouldn't prioritize defense on Day 2, but Hicks would be a fun target nonetheless.

2. Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

There are still a few really talented wide receiver prospects remaining as we enter Day 2. Michigan's Roman Wilson is among the best. Wilson's college numbers don't jump off the chart, but his high-end speed and savvy route-running make him a very appealing Day 2 target.

Wilson is probably best as a speedy and reliable slot receiver in the NFL, and there's every reason to believe he'll be a more productive player as a pro.

1. Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

One of the best remaining players available should also be the top target left on the Jets' draft board. Unfortunately, there's a good chance Ladd McConkey is taken within the first few picks of the second round.

McConkey is one of the best route-runners in this draft class, with 4.39 speed and a lightning-quick release. He should have a long NFL career as a productive second or third option in any offense.