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Combine results are in for New York Jets’ top NFL draft targets at wide receiver and tight end

The NFL Scouting Combine kicked off this Monday but athletes did not begin drills until Thursday, when quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends took the field.

With the New York Jets having major needs at wide receiver and tight end, it’s worth taking a look at how the top prospects at those two positions fared in the Combine drills.

General manager Joe Douglas has consistently targeted athletic prospects in the draft. Mekhi Becton, Denzel Mims, Jason Pinnock, Brandin Echols, and Jonathan Marshall were all among the best overall athletes at their respective positions.

Speed is also a premium for Douglas. He drafted three of the nine fastest players in the 2021 NFL Draft (based on forty-yard dash time) in Michael Carter II, Elijah Moore, and Brandin Echols. Douglas has to be delighted at the moment as there was plenty of speed on Thursday with eight receivers running a sub-4.4s 40.

Looking at the Combine performances of the players who participated on Thursday, we can get a better idea of who Douglas may target. We’ll look at some of the top Jets targets who took part in drills and then list the top 10 performers in each drill.

Wide Receivers

Treylon Burks, Arkansas

Height (ft’-in”) 6′-2.5″
Weight (lbs) 225
40 yard dash (s) 4.55
3-Cone Drill (s) 7.28
Bench Press (reps) N/A
Vertical Jump (ft’-in”) 33″
Broad Jump (ft’-in”) 122″

Garrett Wilson, Ohio St.

Height (ft’-in”) 6′
Weight (lbs) 183 lbs
40 yard dash (s) 4.38s
3-Cone Drill (s) N/A
Bench Press (reps) N/A
Vertical Jump (ft’-in”) 36″
Broad Jump (ft’-in”) 123″

Jahan Dotson, Penn St.

Height (ft’-in”) 5′-10.5″
Weight (lbs) 178 lbs
40 Yard Dash (s) 4.43s
3-Cone Drill (s) 7.28s
Bench Press (reps) N/A
Vertical Jump (ft’-in”) 36″
Broad Jump (ft’-in”) 121″

40 Yard Dash

  1. Tyquan Thornton: 4.28s
  2. Velus Jones 4.32
  3. Calvin Austin III: 4.32s
  4. Danny Gray: 4.33s
  5. Bo Melton: 4.34s
  6. Christian Watson: 4.36s
  7. Garrett Wilson: 4.38s
  8. Chris Olave: 4.39s
  9. Alec Pierce: 4.41s
  10. Skyy Moore: 4.41s

3-Cone Drill

  1. Kevin Austin Jr: 6.71s
  2. Bo Melton: 6.98s
  3. Jalen Nailor: 7.03s
  4. Jalen Tolbert: 7.08s
  5. Alec Pierce: 7.13s
  6. Skyy Moore: 7.13s
  7. David Bell: 7.14s
  8. Johnny Johnson III: 7.21s
  9. Jahan Dotson: 7.28s
  10. Treylon Burks: 7.28s

Bench Press

  1. Isaiah Weston: 20 reps
  2. Josh Johnson: 14 reps
  3. Justyn Ross: 11 reps

Vertical Jump

  1. Alec Pierce: 40.5″
  2. Isaiah Weston: 40″
  3. Calvin Austin III: 39″
  4. Ty Fryfogle: 39″
  5. Kevin Austin Jr: 39″
  6. Christian Watson: 38.5″
  7. Bo Melton: 38″
  8. Jalen Nailor: 38″
  9. Tyquan Thornton: 36.5″
  10. Erik Ezukanma: 36.5″

Broad Jump

  1. Christian Watson: 11′-4″
  2. Calvin Austin III: 11′-3″
  3. Isaiah Weston: 11′-3″
  4. Devon Williams: 11′-1″
  5. Kevin Austin Jr: 11′-0″
  6. Tyquan Thornton: 10′-10″
  7. Alec Pierce: 10′-9″
  8. Jalen Nailor: 10′-8″
  9. Ty Gryfogle: 10′-7″
  10. Erik Ezukanma: 10′-6″

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Tight Ends

Trey McBride, Colorado St.

Height (ft’-in”) 6′-4″
Weight (lbs) 246 lbs
40 yard dash (s) N/A
3-Cone Drill (s) N/A
Bench Press (reps) 18 reps
Vertical Jump (ft’-in”) 33″
Broad Jump (ft’-in”) 117″

Greg Dulcich, UCLA

Height (ft’-in”) 6′-4″
Weight (lbs) 243 lbs
40 yard dash (s) 4.7s
3-Cone Drill (s) 7.05s
Bench Press (reps) 16 reps
Vertical Jump (ft’-in”) 34″
Broad Jump (ft’-in”) 122″

40 Yard Dash

  1. Chigoziem Okonkwo: 4.52s
  2. Jelani Woods: 4.61s
  3. Grant Calcaterra: 4.62s
  4. Daniel Bellinger: 4.63s
  5. Greg Dulcich: 4.7s
  6. Connor Heyward: 4.72s
  7. Cole Turner: 4.76s
  8. Peyton Hendershot: 4.8s
  9. Jake Ferguson: 4.81s
  10. Austin Allen: 4.83s

3-Cone Drill

  1. Austin Allen: 7.0s
  2. Chase Allen: 7.03s
  3. Jake Ferguson: 7.03s
  4. Greg Dulcich: 7.05s
  5. Daniel Bellinger: 7.06s
  6. Cole Turner: 7.06s
  7. Curtis Hodges: 7.14s
  8. Jeremiah Hall: 7.43s

Bench Press

  1. Jelani Woods: 24 reps
  2. Teagan Quitoriano: 22 reps
  3. Daniel Bellinger: 22 reps
  4. Grant Calcaterra: 20 reps
  5. Jeremy Ruckert: 19 reps
  6. Jeremiah Hall: 19 reps
  7. Trey McBride: 18 reps
  8. Cole Turner: 17 reps
  9. Greg Dulcich 16 reps
  10. Jake Ferguson: 15 reps

Vertical Jump

  1. Isaiah Likely: 36″
  2. Chigoziem Okonkwo: 35.5″
  3. Curtis Hodges: 34.5″
  4. Daniel Bellinger: 34.5″‘
  5. Austin Allen: 34″
  6. Greg Dulcich: 34″
  7. Chase Allen: 33.5″
  8. Trey McBride: 33″
  9. Connor Heyward: 32.5″
  10. Peyton Hendershot: 32.5″

Broad Jump

  1. Daniel Bellinger: 10′-5″
  2. Greg Dulcich: 10′-2″
  3. Austin Allen: 10′-1″
  4. Cole Turner: 10′-0″
  5. Jake Ferguson: 9′-10″
  6. Curtis Hodges: 9′-9″
  7. Chase Allen: 9′-9″
  8. Peyton Hendershot: 9′-9″
  9. Trey McBride: 9′-9″
  10. Jeremiah Hall: 9′-3″

Combine Takeaways

It was a disappointing day for many Jets targets. Wide receiver Drake London and tight ends Trey McBride and Jeremy Ruckert didn’t run for the 40-yard dash. Treylon Burks did participate but disappointed, especially in the vertical jump.

Wide receivers Garret Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jahan Dotson all tested very well. The latter two strengthened their cases as first-round prospects. Other receivers to stand out were Skyy Moore, Christian Watson, and Wan’Dale Robinson. These receivers will likely go in the mid-second to the early fourth round.

At tight end, Greg Dulcich has the most production among tight ends that tested well. Two names to watch are Chigoziem Okonkwo and Jelani Woods. Both tested very well and have been trending up in recent weeks. They are currently projected to land in the fifth or sixth round, making them potential targets with the Jets’ final two picks.

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JetOrange
JetOrange
6 months ago

Christian Watson WR won’t get out of the second round. Olave over Wilson at WR ? , maybe. Jets could draft two TE’s. Jelanie Woods TE in the third. Daniel Bellinger in the fourth. Isaiah Likely did well in the vertical, doesn’t have size but could compete with McBride because of his speed.