5 Impressive Prospects That Could Fall to the Jets at No. 72

Every year, we see top draft talent shock everyone as they slide down the draft boards, and the Jets are in a perfect position to pounce with the 72nd overall pick
Feb 28, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas speaks at a press
Feb 28, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas speaks at a press / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Kamren Kinchens - Safety - Miami

The Jets have a need at safety after losing Jordan Whitehead in free agency to the Buccaneers. The team brought back former third-round pick Ashtyn Davis in free agency however, he hasn't lived up to expectations. Here the Jets land arguably the best safety in the draft in Miami's Kamren Kinchens.

As a defender, there's a lot to be excited about with Kinchens, with his 11 interceptions being the most in college football since the start of the 2022 season. In single-high safety sets, Kinchens is a true center fielder who can allow the Jets to be more creative with their defensive gameplans.

Despite being undersized, Kinchens is great in man coverage giving New York a true jack-of-all-trades at safety. From Day 1, Kinchens can start on this defense.

3. Ja'Lynn Polk - Wide Receiver - Washington

While Rome Odunze will get all of the love and attention toward the top of the draft, Washington wide receiver Ja'Lynn Polk is a fascinating draft prospect. The receiver had an incredible year at Washington in a loaded receiving room with 69 catches for 1,159 yards and 9 touchdowns adding 32 yards and a touchdown rushing.

Polk will be an instant impact player from Day 1 in the NFL with incredible body control that leads to unbelievable catches. What's impressive about Polk is that most of his production came in Washington's vertical scheme meaning he'll get more underneath targets in the NFL.

Jordan Schultz was given the following quote from an NFL Personnel Director:

"Hes got so much Puca Nacua to his game. Thats who I see every time I watch him. The strong hands, body control, and the ability after the catch."

NFL Personnel Director

Polk is currently projected as a late second to early third round pick in the draft. A loaded wide receiver class may allow Polk to slide to the Jets with the 72nd pick.