Jets’ special teams possibilities at the 2021 NFL Draft


The Jets drafted a punter final 12 months. May they take a kicker this time round?

They’ve been trying to find a solution at kicker for a number of years. It could be value investing a sixth-round choose in a single. The number of punter Braden Mann final 12 months appears to be like like a very good one.

The final time the Jets drafted a kicker was in 2005, after they took Mike Nugent within the second spherical. Joe Douglas gained’t be utilizing certainly one of his premium picks on a kicker, however Miami’s Jose Borregales and Florida’s Evan McPherson are kickers who’re seen as viable late-round picks. In the intervening time, Chase McLaughlin and Sam Ficken are the Jets’ kickers.

The opposite space to observe is returner. If the Jets take a large receiver on this draft, one who has return capacity could get an extended look. Florida’s Kadarius Toney, Western Michigan’s D’Wayne Eskridge and Purdue’s Rondale Moore are all receivers who’ve expertise as returners in school.

In the intervening time the Jets have Vyncint Smith, Braxton Berrios and Corey Ballentine as their potential returners. An improve in that division would assist out particular groups coordinator Brant Boyer.


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