It'd be rather difficult for the Jets to mess up the third overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Gang Green will almost certainly come out with a game-changing talent up front, unless they opt to trade back, which is still entirely possible at this point. Here are some prospects they should target with their selection, along with commentary from NFL Draft expert Rich Cirminiello.
Nick Bosa, Ohio State, DE
"It's really a two-pronged approach. You stay at No. 3, you're going to get an elite defensive lineman," Cirminiello told SNY. "Nick Bosa is the best player in the draft. You didn't get to see that last year [at Ohio State] because he was injured. I think the Niners take him."
Quinnen Williams, Alabama, DT
"The pick for me is Quinnen Williams. If Bosa is 1, he's 1A," Cirminiello said. "This is a kid who was completely unblockable last year. The way he busts through gaps. He rushes the passer the way defensive ends do, but he does it from the inside. High football IQ. Great footwork. Outstanding hands. His quickness."
Cirminiello offered a quick comparison for the Alabama product to Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Josh Allen, Kentucky, EDGE
If Williams is not there for some reason at No. 3, they could nab Allen.
"I think it's easier to get that edge guy," Cirminiello said, which is why he values Williams over Allen. "[Allen] plays with that kind of passion."
Jonah Williams, Alabama, T
Cirminiello, like many other analysts, consider Williams the draft's top tackle prospect.
"He's getting knocked about his short arms, it's ridiculous," he said. "His arms are actually one-eighth of an inch longer than Andre Dillard, who everyone seems to be saying is the best pass protector, best offensive tackle."
Additionally, he only sees this as an option if the Jets trade down to later in the first round.
Jawaan Taylor, Florida, T
The Jets landing Taylor is also contingent in the trade-down scenario.
"You have dancing bears when it comes to offensive linemen, you have grizzly bears," he said. "Juwan's a combination of the two. He was a road grader for Florida."