Grading every pick the NY Jets made in the 2024 NFL Draft

What grade would you give the Jets' draft?
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Round 5, 176th Overall, NY Jets: Qwant'ez Stiggers, CB, Toronto Argonauts

Qwant'ez Stiggers has one of the most unique and inspirational stories in the NFL. We're not going to go into detail here, but click this link to read more about it. I promise you won't regret it.

As a player, Stiggers is obviously an unproven commodity, having never played college ball. His only notable tape comes from the 2023 season, which he spent in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts.

At 5-foot-11, 204 pounds, Stiggers has good size and length for the cornerback position while his 9.34 RAS was among the best in this class. He's also still just 22 years old despite his long and arduous journey to the NFL.

Stiggers is a developmental defensive back prospect who could see time at cornerback, nickel, or even safety. It's hard to be mad about that on Day 3 of the draft.

Grade: B-

Round 7, 257th Overall, NY Jets: Jaylen Key, S, Alabama

This year's Mr. Irrelevant selection is only the second Alabama player in history to receive that "honor." Jaylen Key started one year at Alabama in 2023 after transferring from UAB.

Key spent four years at UAB, earning a starting job in a breakout 2022 season that he helped parlay into an offer from the Crimson Tide. At 6-foot, 208 pounds, Key has good size for the position and primarily played free safety in college.

He joins a safety room that features the likes of Chuck Clark, Tony Adams, Ashtyn Davis, and Jarrick Bernard-Converse, with a chance to make the 53-man roster if he impresses on special teams.

Ultimately, this is the final pick of the entire draft. What else is there to say? It's a fine pick.

Grade: C+