NY Jets: 4 potential Marcus Maye replacements in the 2022 NFL Draft

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NY Jets, Isaiah Pola-Mao
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4. NY Jets draft target: Isaiah Pola-Mao, S, USC

Isaiah Pola-Mao might one day make it to the NFL, but he'll be hard-pressed to finish his career as the most successful safety timin his family.

That's because Pola-Mao is the nephew of Pro and College Football Hall of Famer, Troy Polamalu. Safe to say he might have a difficult time escaping the shadow of his legendary uncle.

Nonetheless, Pola-Mao is a talented safety in his own right. While his uncle was small (5-foot-10) but packed a punch, Pola-Mao stands at an impressive 6-foot-4 and weighs in at 205 pounds.

The USC star is an athletic freak with the size of a modern-day NFL linebacker and the speed and coverage ability of a true center-field safety.

Pola-Mao is long and rangy and he knows how to put his incredible athletic gifts to good use. On top of that, he's an experienced player as he'll enter the 2021 season looking to start his third full year.

Over the course of his college career, Pola-Mao has registered 121 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks and was named a 2020 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention this past season.

With an extra year of starting experience, Pola-Mao could establish himself as one of the best safeties in the country.

Don't be surprised if the Jets turn to the West Coast in search of Marcus Maye's potential future replacement.