It was hard to beat Joe Douglas' start to his first draft as GM of the Jets, getting the left tackle with the biggest upside in the first round and trading down and still getting a top receiver in the second. He even made a late trade with the Patriots to basically steal three picks.
It was quite the debut, really, but his work isn't finished yet. He inherited a roster filled with holes and he still has to fill a ton of them. The good news is he's now got even more picks to do it - with three picks in the fourth round on Saturday (120th, 125th, and 129th), and one each in the fifth, sixth and seventh (158th, 191st, 211th).
What is Douglas going to do with those six picks? Here are 10 players to watch for the Jets on Day 3:
Auburn CB Javaris Davis
The Jets still need cornerback help, and Douglas knows it, so it wouldn't be shocking if he takes a corner early on Day 3. Davis would be gone already if he was taller than 5-8, but his 4.39 speed is good enough to make up for his size. He probably projects long-term as a slot corner, which is fine since Brian Poole is only back on a one-year deal. There is a lot of potential in a small package here.
Virginia CB Bryce Hall
If the Jets are looking for a future starter on the outside - and they are - they could do worse than this 6-1, 202-pounder. He's a three-year starter who is better in zone than man-to-man, which makes some think he'd be better off at safety. But he's got the quickness and instincts scouts love at the position. And again, the Jets need lots of corner help.
Arizona State RB Eno Benjamin
Do not be shocked if a running back is on Douglas' fourth-round agenda, too. It's an open secret that Le'Veon Bell doesn't have a long-term future with the Jets and could be gone as soon as next season. When that happens, Adam Gase seems more likely to use a running back by committee, and the 5-9, 207-pound Benjamin could be a great piece. He's fast (4.57) and shifty and can catch out of the backfield, too. He's probably the best running back left on the board.
Utah DE/LB Bradlee Anae
They just got a future edge rusher (they hope) in Florida's Jabari Zuniga, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to have a few people competing at that position. Anae is a 6-3, 257-pounder who was far more productive at college than Zuniga, with 28 sacks over the last three years. He's quick, has good moves and probably more of a situational pass rusher than Zuniga. But he could help.
North Carolina State DT Larrell Murchison
Steve McLendon is likely in his final NFL season, which means there'll be an opening next to Quinnen Williams in the future. The Jets have had their eye on this 6-2, 297-pounder since the Senior Bowl. He's a decent pass rusher (7 sacks last season), but needs some bulk to be a run stuffer. He's a rotational player who could compete to be McLendon's replacement next year.
Illinois State RB James Robinson
If they wait on a running back, this 5-9, 219-pounder could be a late-round steal. He had incredible production at his FCS school, with 1,899 yards and 18 touchdowns last season alone. Again, he's not likely to be a workhorse back, but he'd be a great option as part of a future, post-Bell rotation.
Ohio State WR Binjimen Victor
The Jets are going to get another receiver at some point. The only question is whether it'll be early, or whether they'll take on a project late. The 6-4, 198-pound Victor is an intriguing project. He didn't produce all that much for the Buckeyes, but he's got good size and 4.6 speed, and he impressed scouts at the practices for the East-West Shrine game. The tools are there if the Jets are willing to wait for him to help.
Liberty WR Antonio Gandy-Golden
Another project, albeit a more impressive one. He's a small-school kid with fantastic size (6-4, 223) and terrific speed 4.6. He was dominant against lesser competition, which made scouts take notice. But he has a lot to learn, like how to get open against NFL-caliber corners. Again, if the Jets are willing to wait for his development, the reward could be great.
Stanford TE Colby Parkinson
A tight end doesn't seem like a huge need, except that Chris Herndon is coming off a season ruined by a suspension and injury, and he was drafted by the previous regime. So maybe, if the value is right, Douglas will bring his own tight end in to play with Ryan Griffin. Parkinson is 6-7, 252 and plays more like a receiver than a traditional tight end. That seems to be more of a fit in the Gase offense than a big, powerful blocker anyway.
St. John's (Minn.) T Ben Bartch
No GM seems to be eyeing offensive linemen more than Douglas, so he surely took a look at this small-school star of Senior Bowl week. He needs a lot of work coming out of a Division III school, and at 6-6, 309 he needs to put on some weight and add strength. But scouts love his upside. Some thought he might go in the third round. If he lasts much longer, he'll be a nice developmental tackle for Douglas to add to his team.