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New York Jets 2021 NFL draft recap: Welcome to the new era (Podcast)

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The Oklahoma Drill Podcast is back and this time they break down the New York Jets 2021 NFL draft in its entirety. Welcome to the new era.

The 2021 NFL draft is now over, and a new class of rookies is ready to start their careers in Green and White.

Quarterback Zach Wilson and guard Alijah Vera-Tucker heard their names called in the first round. Although that sounds significant, the New York Jets offensive revival was only just beginning. Joe Douglas quickly added wide receiver Elijah Moore and running back Michael Carter in the second and fourth rounds.

The final six picks made over the next two rounds were all spent on defensive players: three cornerbacks, two linebackers, and a defensive tackle.

Linebacker Jamien Sherwood, cornerback Michael Carter II, and cornerback Jason Pinnock were taken in the fifth round. The last three picks came in the sixth round, linebacker Hamsah Nasirildeen, cornerback Brandin Echols, and defensive tackle Jonathan Marshall.

The Jets started the weekend with 10 picks, and despite multiple trades, 10 players were selected. The Jets are primed for improvement under new head coach Robert Saleh, with a potential foundation on offense and a litany of athletes added to the defense.

Hosts Andrew, Matt, and Vitor break down the 2021 class on this week’s episode of The Oklahoma Drill Podcast, with analysis on every pick and their futures in Florham Park.

A new era in Florham Park, NJ has arrived.

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