Round 5, 157th Overall, NY Jets: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
Day 3 of the draft is a perfect time to target the running back position. And even though the Jets have a solid foundation of Michael Carter and Ty Johnson to build upon, they could certainly make another addition.
In Round 5, we managed to snag a player who was arguably the best running back in the nation a year ago.
Iowa State's Breece Hall received Heisman consideration last season leading the FBS with 1,572 yards on the ground. He's an all-purpose back whose speed should allow him to excel at the next level.
Quite frankly, I was shocked that he was still available this late.
Round 6, 197th Overall, NY Jets: Storm Duck, CB, North Carolina
The Jets repeat their approach from last season adding multiple cornerbacks in this year's draft. North Carolina's Storm Duck doesn't just have an excellent name, he's also an excellent prospect.
Duck missed most of the 2020 season due to injury, much like the other cornerback we drafted, but he's a prototypical outside cornerback with the intangibles to succeed in the NFL.
He's a willing tackler who has plenty of experience in a Cover 3 system. Look for him to climb up draft boards if he could stay healthy throughout the 2021 season.
Round 6, 209th Overall, NY Jets: Dontario Drummond, WR, Ole Miss
We couldn't go a draft without adding a wide receiver, and that's exactly what we did here using the Jets' 11th and final pick on Ole Miss standout Dontario Drummond.
One year after selecting his former teammate in Elijah Moore, the Jets add another potential playmaker in the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Drummond.
Drummond has been the player who has been tasked with filling Moore's role following his departure and could make sense for a Jets team that might lose Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole, and Braxton Berrios this offseason.
The biggest knock on him is age as he'll turn a whopping 25-years-old before he makes his NFL debut. But the former JUCO standout could still find himself drafted on talent and production alone.