Top Five Draft Targets For The New York Jets
It's that time of year again where thousands of college athletes show off their athleticism, speed, quickness, strength and intelligence at the annual NFL Combine in Indianapolis. This year the New York Jets currently sit at the sixth spot in this year's draft. Having many holes to fill on their roster, we're going to take a look at five potential draft targets for the New York Jets.
Malik Hooker S Ohio State- Having struggles in the secondary last year the Jets can use their pick on Hooker whose shown his ball hawking skills as he had seven interceptions in 13 games last season. The Jets already have Marcus Gilchrist and Calvin Pryor but one of them can become a cap casualty and be cut. Pryor and Gilchrist both struggled last season as they were missing coverages leaving the cornerbacks with no help.
Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State- Last year the New York Jets cornerbacks were nowhere to be found. It was a struggle for the Jets secondary as they had one of their worst years ever. Darrelle Revis was getting beat and didn't record his first interception on the year until the final game, Buster Skrine also known as busted coverage's always found himself getting flagged for either pass interference or holding, and all their replacements looked like they didn't know what they were doing. Taking Lattimore would get the Jets younger at the cornerback position and can possibly pair him up with Darrelle Revis if he's still on the team.
Leonard Fournette RB LSU- Probably the best running back coming out of the draft since Adrian Peterson. The last time the Jets took a offensive player in the first round was Mark Sanchez in 2009. Having Matt Forte and Bilal Powell already, Fournette can be that difference maker the Jets are missing on offense. But the chances the Jets taking a running back in the first round are slim.
Reuben Foster LB Alabama- Taking Darron Lee in the first round last year, the Jets can take Foster as they look to get younger at the linebacker position. Last season at Alabama Foster had 115 tackles, and five sacks in 16 games. With David Harris being 33 the Jets can use Foster as his replacement once he retires or gets cut.
Mitch Trubisky QB North Carolina- Once again the Jets try to find their starting quarterback as they take Trubisky with the sixth pick. The Jets have taken six quarterbacks in the last eight years. None of them have been the answer. Currently the Jets have Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg as the only QB's on the roster. So why not risk a first round pick on Trubisky what can go wrong??
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