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

Which players should the Jets target today?
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8. Tanor Bortolini, C/OG, Wisconsin

Tanor Bortolini is the player who replaced Joe Tippmann at center for Wisconsin in 2023, and much like Tippmann, Bortolini is also rocking a mullet. It would be fun to reunite these two former college teammates on the Jets this season.

Bortolini has experience playing all three interior offensive line spots and could provide important interior depth for the Jets. His connection to Tippmann could make for a wholesome reunion story.

7. Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

Jaden Hicks was seen by many as arguably the best safety prospect in this year's draft, which is why it's a slight surprise that he's still available on Day 3. The Jets should seriously consider drafting him if he's still on the board when they pick next.

Hicks brings an excellent blend of size and speed with the ability to play both downhill and on the back end as a rangy cover safety. He's one of the prizes in a weak safety class and could provide an immediate boost to an unproven Jets safety room.

6. Javon Baker, WR, UCF

Javon Baker is one of my personal favorite wide receivers in this draft class. Even after adding Malachi Corley on Day 2, Baker should be one of the Jets' top targets on Saturday.

The former Alabama recruit is a well-rounded wide receiver prospect who lacks elite physical traits but makes up for it with polish, nuance, and effort. Baker projects best as a developmental Z receiver who could compete for snaps early in his career.

5. Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

After six quarterbacks were drafted on Day 1, it was a little bit of a surprise that none were taken on Day 2. That leaves South Carolina's Spencer Rattler as the clear-cut top remaining quarterback on most teams' boards.

Rattler revamped his stock at South Carolina after his career at Oklahoma fizzled out, putting up some impressive numbers as a senior under offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains (yes, that Dowell Loggains). He would be a perfect mid-round QB prospect to develop behind Aaron Rodgers.