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2023 NFL Draft: Jets select Zaire Barnes with No. 184 overall pick

Linebacker Zaire Barnes heads to New York

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The New York Jets have selected Zaire Barnes out of Western Michigan University with the 184th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Zaire Barnes is a 6’ 1”, 232 pound linebacker out of Western Michigan University. As a senior Barnes led Western Michigan with 93 tackles and three fumble recoveries in 12 starts. He also intercepted a pass and tied for the team lead with eight passes defended. For his efforts Barnes was named first-team all-conference.

Barnes has the size and athletic traits that project as an NFL linebacker. He did well in pass coverage in college. Barnes is not a thumper, but he fits the bill for what the Jets look for in linebackers. He projects as a backup and special teams guy early in his career, with some chance of eventually developing into a starter.

The Jets now have the following picks remaining in the 2023 NFL draft:

Sixth Round: #204 overall

Seventh Round: #220 overall


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