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Power Ranking the NY Jets 2021 NFL Draft class through 11 weeks

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NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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6. Brandin Echols, CB, NY Jets

The Jets wasted little time forcing their Day 3 picks into prominent roles as Brandin Echols is another player who has received significant playing time despite being a sixth-round pick.

Echols earned the starting cornerback job opposite Bryce Hall coming out of training camp and started the first nine games of the season before landing on the injured reserve.

The former Kentucky standout has held his own given the circumstances but hasn't shown much to indicate he should be a long-term starter moving forward.

Still, he's proven that he's at least worth keeping around as a depth piece that could develop into more in the future.

5. Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

Zach Wilson is as much of a question mark as any player on this list. Wilson has started six games this season posting less-than-stellar numbers.

He's flashed at times, but it's evident that he's still adapting to the speed of the NFL game. A knee injury has forced him to miss the last four weeks which is a shame considering how the offense has finally started to come together.

Wilson will have a chance to soar up these rankings if he closes out the 2021 season on a strong note. For now, it's impossible to rank him any higher than this.

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