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The New York Jets will be represented at Justin Fields’s second pro day, scheduled for Wednesday, April 14.

Robby Sabo

At this point, it’s a foregone conclusion: The New York Jets are selecting Zach Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

Right? Well, yeah, most likely, except this next piece of news should have the Justin Fields crowd holding out hope that Joe Douglas shocks the world in a little over two weeks.

The Jets will attend the Ohio State quarterback’s second pro day, per MMQB’s Albert Breer.

“The Jets and Broncos will be represented at Justin Fields’ second pro day tomorrow in Columbus, per sources,” Breer tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “Both had GMs at his first pro day last week. Worth noting that CB Shaun Wade will be working out as well.”

Fields, 22, finds himself in a precarious yet normal position. He has seemingly become the quarterback of this NFL draft class to fall down boards during NFL mock draft season. It’s an annual activity at least one quarterback experiences this time of year.

Once considered nearly side-by-side with consensus top pick Trevor Lawrence, many draft experts now have Fields projected as the fifth quarterback off the board.

Fields’s first pro day happened in late March, within the same week Wilson showcased his talents. (Both pro days were run by former BYU standout and NFL quarterback John Beck.) Naturally, the Jets were in attendance for both showcases.

Now, with Sam Darnold in Carolina, courtesy of the trade that sent him there in exchange for three draft picks, the Jets are presumably set to pick the next face of the franchise in 16 days. Douglas, a man who usually keeps things close to his chest, didn’t even shy away from that particular speculation when he met with the media last week.

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Fields threw for 5,373 yards and 63 touchdowns to just nine interceptions in 22 games for the Buckeyes over the past two seasons. His toughness was on full display in the most recent College Football Playoff—despite his team falling short in the end.

Other organizations reportedly set to attend Fields’s second pro day include the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers, the team that represents the draft’s wild card in the three-hole.

Which Jets employees attend the event still remains a question mark. Douglas did attend Fields’s first pro day in late March.


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