The NY Jets got their first look at the 10 players they selected during last week's 2021 NFL Draft on Friday when they took the field for the start of rookie minicamp.
The attention was expectedly on second overall pick Zach Wilson. Wilson was drafted to be the team's quarterback of the future, the man who will help lead the organization into a new era.
And in many ways, the success of the Jets' 2021 NFL Draft class will be determined by Wilson's career. If Wilson fails, the draft class will likely be seen as a failure. But if he succeeds, it hardly matters what the team did with their other nine picks.
Getting the QB right is more than half the battle.
That said, Wilson was far from the only important selection the Jets made during the course of the three-day event. And he certainly won't be the only player to receive early playing time.
Making the Wilson selection was relatively easy, in many ways. Of course, determining which quarterback to pick was crucial, but the Jets were hardly the only team to value him as a top-five pick.
At the end of the day, the draft is all about value. It's about maximizing your assets and landing players later than they were projected to be taken.
In essence, the draft-day steal.
Which three Jets selections best represent that notion? Let's take a look at the three best value picks the Jets made in this year's draft.