All NFL eyes are on Indianapolis this week for the 2020 Scouting Combine, and the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends will take part in on-field workouts on Thursday.
Wide receiver is undoubtedly a position of need for the Jets, and they may already have their targets set on one of the draft's fastest players.
While listing out five Combine performances that should intrigue the Jets, ESPN's Rich Cimini listed Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, noting that the Jets 'have had their eye on him for a while.'
Ruggs is considering among the top three receivers in this year's draft, along with Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb and fellow Crimson Tide wideout Jerry Jeudy.
But it's Ruggs' game-breaking speed that just could separate him from the pack. Cimini compared Ruggs to Tyreek Hill, and Ruggs said on Tuesday that his goal is to break the Combine's all-time 40-yard dash record, which was set by current Bengals wide receiver John Ross with a 4.22 in 2017.
Providing Sam Darnold with weapons is certainly a priority for Gang Green, especially considering that the team's current speed threat, Robby Anderson, will test the free agent market and could very well become to expensive for the Jets to keep. Factor in the injury history and uncertain future for Quincy Enunwa, and Ruggs, or another receiver, could definitely be in play for the Jets with the 11th overall pick.
Jets fans will want to see if Ruggs can make good on his goal to become the fastest player in the history of the Combine.