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NY Jets Mock Draft: 5 first-round targets for Gang Green

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4. NY Jets draft target: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

In a pretty talented draft class at the top, Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton is making a strong case to be considered the best overall player.

Some Jets fans may scoff at the idea of taking a safety early in the first round given recent history, but Hamilton has all the makings of a future All-Pro in the NFL.

He's arguably the best safety prospect to come out of college in over a decade. Yes, he's that good.

Hamilton can do it all. He has exceptional size standing at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, has otherworldly length and athleticism, is versatile enough to play anywhere from single-high safety to slot cornerback to box linebacker, and has the football instincts it takes to be a superstar in the NFL.

There really isn't anything Hamilton can't do. And although the Jets may have bigger needs to address early in the draft this April, they might not be able to pass on his talent.

With Marcus Maye's future with the Jets looking murky at best, there's a very real scenario where the Jets will be looking for two new starting safeties this offseason, barring a second-half Ashtyn Davis breakout.

Hamilton would not only provide the Jets with a day-one starter at the position, but he would give the team a cornerstone defensive playmaker to build around for years to come.

Hamilton is a perfect modern-day NFL safety. He's about as good of a safety prospect as you're going to get.

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