Round three, 4th pick, 68th overall
With the fourth pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Cameron Dantzler, cornerback, Mississippi State University Bulldogs.
This is the pick Gang Green received from their intra-stadium rivals for Leonard Williams. Since the Jets second-round pick was used on a defensive end, some additional help for the D would be fitting. It would have been awesome if Bryce Hall of Virginia had slid this far, but Cameron Dantzler is more than a consolation prize.
Dantzler is long and lean, at 6-2, 190-pounds, but he’s chiseled, fat cells are probably afraid of him. His lankiness doesn’t prevent him from playing a physical game in pass coverage. He’ll fight the receiver from the snap to the whistle and all the way down the field if necessary. Sounds like a Joe Douglas guy.
His thin frame may cause durability issues, but the Jets can cross that bridge when necessary.
"There is a lot to like about Dantzler for the NFL because he does not have scheme limitations and is a versatile corner with good instincts. Dantzler is dangerous in zone, able to play off-man coverage, and can play press-man. He has the size and length to let him take on tall receivers, having shown the ability to win on 50-50 passes. – Charlie Cambell, Walter Football"
Round three, 15th pick, 79th overall
With the 15th pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Matt Peart, offensive tackle, University of Connecticut Huskies
It took longer than I would have liked to grab an offensive tackle, but Matt Peart from UConn might have been worth the wait. And to be totally honest the New York Jets will most likely have to wait a year or so for his game to catch up to his potential. If we go by his past history, Peart went to Connecticut as a lightly recruited two-star prospect and worked his way up to an all-conference tackle.
Peart is a hard worker who likes to wear down his opponent. He’s another player that the word “athlete” shows up in his scouting reports. In order to succeed at the next level, Peart will have to get stronger. He has a hard time getting off of opponents who put a body on him.