4. The NY Jets could potentially target Tyler Linderbaum
The draft positioning of Iowa’s top center is hard to grasp, as some have him going in the 20s, while others see his value as No. 30 to No. 35. But either way, if he gets past Round 1, the Jets need to strike.
With Connor McGovern at center right now, the team is relatively set, but if they did want to secure the future in front of Zach Wilson, Tyler Linderbaum is someone who could pair up with Alijah Vera-Tucker and Mekhi Becton for a long time to come.
If Ikem Ekwonu is the pick in Round 1, this very likely won’t happen. But if edge/cornerback/receiver make up the two first-round picks, then this would be a way for the Jets to solidify their offensive line for years and years to come.
5. The NY Jets could target running back Breece Hall
While many predict that Joe Douglas would stay away from a running back this early in the draft, he should be focused completely on helping Zach Wilson succeed, and a back like Breece Hall could do exactly that.
Hall shares some similarities with Michael Carter: explosive, elusive. and incredibly dangerous in space. Adding the former Iowa State standout would give the Jets a genuinely exciting duo in the backfield, and could help take plenty of attention off of Zach Wilson.
That is the main focus of this team right now — making Wilson’s job easier so he can flourish and be the QB the Jets need for the future. With all of Hall’s skills and his college production, this could be a match made in heaven.