NY Jets 7-round mock draft following the NFL Combine

The Jets fixed their OL early in this post-Combine mock draft

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Round 4, 114th Overall, NY Jets: Leonard Taylor III, DT, Miami

The Jets aren't going to go this entire draft without addressing their defensive line in some way — that's just now how Robert Saleh conducts business. On top of that, defensive tackle is an under-the-radar need for the team entering the offseason.

One player who I'd love to see Saleh get his hands on is Miami's Leonard Taylor III. A former five-star recruit, Taylor was one of the most highly-touted prospects coming out of high school, and while he often showed flashes of his potential in college, he never quite lived up to his potential.

Taylor has all the physical tools needed to be a standout interior pass rusher at the next level, but his inconsistency at Miami will prevent him from being a top pick. His overall pass-rush skill set remains unrefined.

His upside is intriguing, however, and given Saleh's track record of developing defensive linemen, Taylor could maximize his potential in this Jets defense.

Round 6, 187th Overall, NY Jets: Tyler Owens, S, Texas Tech

When you get to the latter stages of the draft, teams are often searching for players who can fill defined roles on special teams. Tyler Owens is the perfect player for that role.

Owens is an athletic freak, standing at 6-foot-2, 216 pounds. He has the build of an undersized linebacker, hits like Quincy Williams, and is one of the best athletes in this class.

Owens came one inch short of setting the world broad jump record at the NFL Combine this past week before tweaking his groin during the 40-yard dash. That athleticism allowed him to shine on special teams in college.

The downside with Owens is that he remains inexperienced and unpolished as an every-down safety, but he should be an immediate special-teams ace with the upside to develop into a contributor on defense in the mold of someone like Ashtyn Davis.