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Last week, we looked at some of the players who have been invited to attend an official pre-draft visit with the Jets. More names have leaked out over the past seven days, so let's break down some of the more interesting ones in detail.
Jeff Badet, WR, Oklahoma
Badet spent most of his collegiate career at Kentucky, but saw some high profile action last year after transferring to Oklahoma. He wasn't invited to the scouting combine, but if he had been, his pro day numbers for the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and broad jump would all have ranked first or second at the receiver position.
In 2017, Badet was efficient when targeted out of the slot, which could potentially be his primary role at the NFL level. As an added bonus, he also has some kick return experience, although his numbers at the college level were uninspiring.
Perhaps more interesting than his potential role on the Jets is the possibility that the team has brought him in to get additional intel on Baker Mayfield, who was Badet's quarterback at Oklahoma last season. If Badet was able to impress the Jets during his visit, then if Mayfield turns out to be the quarterback they draft, bringing in a receiver with whom he has chemistry and familiarity could be a shrewd move.
Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State
Nnadi is an interesting prospect -- he's short, but stocky and powerful, enabling him to play with leverage and a low center of gravity. Most draft experts initially projected him to be a Day 2 selection.
However, after posting a disappointing set of numbers at the combine, Nnadi failed to improve upon them at his pro day. The film, though, shows he's been a dominant run defender who can also produce as a pass rusher. Considering how explosive he looks on film, it was surprising to see his workout numbers turn out to be so disappointing.
The Jets will be actively looking to find someone who can potentially replace Steve McLendon within the few seasons. With a year or two in an NFL strength and conditioning program, Nnadi could be an interesting developmental project as a nose tackle, so he could fit the bill.
Dorian O'Daniel, LB, Clemson
O'Daniel is regarded a bit of a tweener because he's undersized for the linebacker position but perhaps not quite athletic enough to play as a defensive back. That said, the use of hybrid safeties is becoming more and more prevalent in the NFL, with Todd Bowles having been instrumental in that process.
Based on his college career, O'Daniel could potentially be a special teams monster, and that might be where his short-term value will lie as a rookie. However, he could also be the kind of player that could be deployed situationally.
While he might not be ideally suited to playing in a base defense, the Jets typically line up in sub-packages more often than their base defense anyway and O'Daniel could be a serviceable coverage linebacker in such situations.
The best of the rest
The Jets haven't just been looking at prospects from Power 5 schools. They have also brought in some less-heralded prospects in Maine offensive lineman Jamil Demby, Temple defensive lineman Jullian Taylor and Limestone wide receiver Vyncint Smith.
Demby was a four-year starter at left tackle, but projects to guard at the NFL level and had a good week of practice in that role at the Senior Bowl. Though he's not an elite athlete, his pass protection skills should serve him well at guard.
Taylor was regarded as a good prospect when he was recruited to Temple, but hardly played over his first three seasons due to injuries and was virtually written off as a potential draft prospect. He was finally healthy in 2017 and was extremely effective against the run. He's back on draft radars now, after putting together some terrific numbers at his pro day. With Bowles' ongoing connections to the program, it's no surprise that the Jets would want a closer look.
Smith is also starting to get some buzz as a potential late-round pick after he ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at South Carolina's pro day after measuring 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds.