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Round 5, 145 Overall, NY Jets: Rashad Torrence II, S, Florida

If the Jets do pull this trade off, I'd highly expect the team to address the safety position in free agency. Even if they don't, players like Jimmie Ward and Jordan Poyer figure to be near the top of the Jets' free-agent wish list.

Regardless, the Jets could absolutely look to add to their depth in the 2023 NFL Draft. Florida's Rashad Torrence II is an intriguing Day 3 prospect who could fit in as a versatile developmental safety.

Torrence was Florida's leading tackle in 2022, racking up 171 tackles over the last two seasons. He has experience playing multiple positions in the secondary, but his best role is probably as more of a true free safety.

At 6-foot, 195 pounds, Torrence is a willing tackler in space who has excellent sideline-to-sideline range. He's dealt with some injury issues, and there are concerns about his ability in man coverage, but Torrence is good value as a versatile backup safety at this spot.

Round 6, 185th Overall, NY Jets: Michael Wilson, WR, Stanford

I was pleasantly surprised to find Stanford wide receiver Michael Wilson still on the board in the sixth round. One of the standouts from this year's Senior Bowl, Wilson's injury history could cause him to fall in the draft, but there's plenty to like about his overall game.

At 6-foot-2, 209 pounds, Wilson is a crafty route runner with fantastic run-after-the-catch abilities. He has the versatility to play either in the slot or on the outside with a very appealing blend of size, speed, and athleticism.

The issues with Wilson start with injuries. He's played just 14 games over the last three seasons due to two separate season-ending injuries — one foot injury in 2020 and another undisclosed in 2022.

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Wilson has a very intriguing athletic profile and overall skill set, plus he's a highly-regarded team leader and an experienced special teamer/returner. His injuries will cause him to slide, but if he's still on the board in the sixth round, the Jets shouldn't hesitate.