The New York Jets have selected edge rusher Jachai Polite out of the University of Florida with the 68th overall pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft. After rumors flew that the Jets were aggressively attempting to trade up into the second round of the draft, ultimately the Jets stayed put and drafted Polite at #68.
Jachai Polite is a 21 year old, 6’ 3”, 258 pound edge rusher who was talked about as a mid first round talent until he fell hard after a disastrous NFL Combine process.
Pro Football Focus had Polite ranked as follows in various categories:
T-5th overall grade among edge defenders
4th pass-rush grade among edge defenders
T-7th run stop percentage among edge defenders
15th-best pass-rush productivity among edge defenders
Welcome to the Jets Jachai Polite. The Green and White is happy to have you.
The Jets remaining picks in the 2019 NFL draft are as follows:
Third Round: Pick #93
Fourth Round: Pick #105
Fifth Round: None
Sixth Round: Pick #196
Seventh Round: Pick #217