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Round 6, 179th Overall, NY Jets: Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia

Running back isn't exactly a pressing need for the Jets this offseason, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the team target one on Day 3 of the draft, especially if the value is there. That was the case with this pick.

Georgia's Kenny McIntosh is seen by most as a borderline Day 2/Day 3 prospect, so I was a bit surprised to see him still on the board at the top of the sixth round. McIntosh has the physical traits to be a three-down back at the next level.

He was never tasked with being the guy at Georgia, but at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, McIntosh is an above-average athlete with pass-catching upside. He's still a little rough around the edges, and his lack of experience does show from time to time.

McIntosh needs to become more patient as a runner, and he's clearly not 100 percent comfortable in his role just yet. But with a bit more time and polish, McIntosh can be a really good NFL player. I'm happy taking a swing here in Round 6.

Round 6, 185th Overall, NY Jets: Caleb Chandler, iOL, Louisville

I'm expecting the Jets to address the interior of their offensive line in free agency as they've done in the past with guys like Connor McGovern, Laken Tomlinson, Greg Van Roten, etc. That means targeting a guard early isn't a necessity.

Still, I'd like to see the Jets add some more interior depth to their offensive line, which is why I went with the experienced Caleb Chandler with the team's final pick in the draft.

Chandler is one of the older prospects in this year's class, having been playing at Louisville since 2017. That's helped him set a new program record with 53 career starts, however.

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A just 6-foot-3, 297 pounds, Chandler doesn't have ideal size for a guard, and I'd like to see if he could transition to center at the next level. He's a high-floor player who played alongside Mekhi Becton at Louisville.

The Jets add some quality backup offensive line depth on Day 3.

*PFF's mock simulator has the Jets with two sixth-round picks, but in reality, they only have one. This will be corrected in future articles.