Best players remaining for NY Jets on Day 3 of the NFL Draft

Which players should the Jets target today?
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12. Christian Mahogany, OG, Boston College

The Jets could still be looking to add to their interior offensive line depth on Day 3 of the draft, and one of the top remaining players on the board is Boston College's Christian Mahogany.

Mahogany started 34 games split between left and right guard in college, earning first-team All-ACC honors in 2023 after missing the 2022 season due to a torn ACL. The New Jersey native has good size for the position and is an impressive run-blocker, making him an appealing early Day 3 target.

11. Mekhi Wingo, DT, LSU

Robert Saleh loves his athletic defensive tackles, and LSU's Mekhi Wingo remains one of the best players at his position still available. The Jets don't need to add a defensive lineman, but Saleh usually tends to get his way with this position group.

Wingo is an undersized but athletic 3-tech prospect with an explosive first step who would fit in well in Saleh's defense. Perhaps the Jets consider using one of their fourth-round picks on him.

10. Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State

The Jets have shown considerable interest in two mid-round quarterbacks in this draft class, one of whom is Florida State's Jordan Travis. There's a very real chance he's a target for the Jets on Day 3.

Travis was one of college football's most exciting players in 2023 before a leg injury ended his Florida State career prematurely. The reigning ACC Player of the Year is an excellent athlete with underwhelming size and arm strength, but scouts have raved about his leadership qualities.

9. Brenden Rice, WR, USC

The son of the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, Brenden Rice met with the Jets on a top-30 visit and projects as more of a Mike Williams/Allen Lazard-type wide receiver at the next level.

Rice is still developing as a route-runner, but he thrives as a jump-ball red-zone threat who can use his large frame to box out defenders. If the Jets can find a taker for Lazard in a trade, Rice would be a logical replacement.