New York Jets NFL Draft – Day Two/Three Wide Receiver Targets

Michael Meegan on day two targets for the New York Jets in the NFL Draft

Wide receivers the New York Jets can target on day two or three of the 2020 NFL Draft…

Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State

Aiyuk was a bit of a late bloomer at Arizona State as he took the junior college route his first two years. He blossomed his senior season, catching 65 passes for 1,192 yards and 8 touchdowns. 

Aiyuk is a deep threat who can take the top off any defense, as he showed against 6th ranked Oregon where he went off for 7 catches 161 yards and a TD. Aiyuk is not that polished of a route runner but he is a guy who makes plays when you get the ball in his hands.  He also provides value in the return game and should test very well at the combine but the depth of this receiver class could push him down the board further then he should he. 

Van Jefferson, Florida

A familiar face for Jets fans as Van is the son of current Jets receivers coach Shawn Jefferson. Van did not have great production in college, as he never managed to reach 700 yards in a single season. Jefferson showed how experienced a route technician he is when he went to Mobile at the Senior Bowl and balled out all week. He drew comparisons to Terry McLaurin who did the same at last year’s Senior Bowl and went on to have a fantastic rookie season. Jefferson is a little older as a prospect, as he turns 24 in July. 

Michael Pittman Jr, USC

A college teammate of Sam Darnold. Pittman and Darnold crossed over in Darnold’s last year at USC where he caught 23 passes for 404 yards and two touchdowns. 

Pittman is a huge target at 6’4 and is extremely physical using his big frame to separate and make contested catches. Pittman put it all together this year with 101 catches, 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns all while catching passes from 3 different quarterbacks. Pittman has expressed interest in a reunion with Sam and they have even been seen working out together already this offseason. He would also give Darnold a red zone target he has never had. 

Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan

Jones is absolute athletic freak who has first round talent but due to future XFL practice squad QB Shea Patterson never had the production he should of at Michigan. Jones is a huge bodied receiver who has a very diverse route tree and is good after the catch for someone his size. He is projected to light up the combine and has a ridiculous catch radius. Jones can very easily destroy the combine and leave a top 40 pick but questions about production could let him slide to the Jets 48 overall. 

Bryan Edwards, South Carolina

Edwards has been a steady riser in mock drafts and it is easy to see why.  He has a very nice blend of winning physically at the catch point while still being a force after the catch and he will dominate the middle of the field at the NFL level. Edwards was a 4-year starter at South Carolina and his football IQ will help him contribute from day one.