Jets’ running back problem likely a Day 2 draft concern


As a part of The Publish’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we look at what the Jets would possibly do at every place. Thursday: Working again.

The Jets’ checklist of wants is an extended one, and operating again is close to the highest. The query is whether or not common supervisor Joe Douglas believes he must draft one early or he can wait to seek out worth later.

Mike LaFleur’s offensive system depends on good operating backs. Take a look at what the 49ers have executed with Raheem Mostert main the best way. They like to run broad zone performs and play-action off of it. For the time being, the Jets have Tevin Coleman, La’Mical Perine, Ty Johnson and Josh Adams. They want a lead again.

Alabama’s Najee Harris and Clemson’s Travis Etienne must be there for the Jets at No. 23 in the event that they wish to go that approach. That might imply not filling different wants like guard or cornerback, although. My cash is on Douglas ready till Day 2 to take a operating again, a place that has been confirmed to be productive past Spherical 1.

North Carolina running back Javonte Williams participates in the school's Pro Day.
Javonte Williams could possibly be a Day 2 goal for the Jets.
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Among the backs that could possibly be there for the Jets in Rounds 2 or 3 are Javonte Williams and Michael Carter out of North Carolina, Memphis again Kenneth Gainwell and Ohio State’s Trey Sermon.

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