NY Jets Pick 8: Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
One of the more underrated needs for the Jets this offseason is defensive tackle. That need will become even more apparent if the Jets don't re-sign Folorunso Fatukasi and cut ties with Sheldon Rankins to create additional cap space, both of which are very possible.
Fortunately, a player like Devonte Wyatt could fill that hole nicely. Wyatt is another player who's probably going to go a lot earlier than many are projecting right now.
Wyatt is a high-ceiling, athletic defensive tackle who possesses All-Pro upside as a pass rusher. He's a fluid athlete with an excellent motor, quick first step, and the versatility to play anywhere from a 1-technique to a true edge defender.
Don't be surprised if Wyatt even sneaks into the latter half of the first round. His stock is very much on the rise.
NY Jets Pick 9: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
The Jets are likely going to add at least one starting safety in free agency, but for a team realistically in need of two new starters (assuming Marcus Maye walks), they'll probably need to turn to the draft as well.
The final prospect we gave the Jets is the versatile Jalen Pitre who has seen his stock soar since arriving in Mobile. He lined up everywhere on Baylor's defense playing everything from box safety to deep safety to nickel cornerback to sub linebacker.
He's feisty in coverage with the sideline-to-sideline speed to close down running lanes or keep up with receivers on shallow crosses. Pitre is at his best when he's allowed to roam around the line of scrimmage, but he has true positional versatility.
Although originally projected to be a fringe Day 2/3 prospect, I wouldn't be surprised to see Pitre start receiving some top-50 buzz. The Jets should be keeping a close eye on him at the Senior Bowl.