It is the season of pro days, workouts for Draft prospects at their respective colleges. Who have the Jets been spotted with?
The team does not have a great defensive line need, but representatives were seen with an Alabama defensive line prospect.
Jets loaded at D-line, but still doing homework on draft prospects. NYJ recently met w/ Alabama DT Jarran Reed in Tuscaloosa. (Pro Day: 3/9)— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 21, 2016
The Jets also had a large contingent at Penn State. Was it perhaps to look at a quarterback?
The #Jets sent five representatives to Penn State’s Pro Day last week.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 21, 2016
GM Mike Maccagnan was one of the #Jets five reps in attendance for Penn State’s Pro Day.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 21, 2016
Are #Jets targeting Hackenberg in #NFLDraft? Mac, four others, at his #PennState Pro Day: https://t.co/TNTzPSkhdB pic.twitter.com/BM4Nwc3RnP— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 21, 2016
Hackenberg is not the only quarterback with whom the Jets have been linked.
Jets send QB coach Kevin Patullo, three scouts to watch Connor Cook's Pro Day https://t.co/zopAIuZHuy via @thejetswire— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 19, 2016
It is at this point that I must mention nobody knows what any of this means. The Jets are surely examining all draftable players closely. They are meeting with many more players than reporters will be able to discover. They are going to thoroughly vet all quarterbacks because they need to find one. The team examining a player does not necessarily mean that player will be drafted by the Jets. It is possible that after meeting and working out with a player, they will not like said player.
All we know is the Jets have shown some degree of interest in studying these guys.