A late-round gem plucked from the depths of the NFL Draft can change the course of a franchise, and every team is looking for the next Tom Brady.
NFL Draft expert Rich Cirminiello thinks the Jets can find value in these 10 prospects during the later rounds, and he gives a breakdown on each:
Jalin Moore, Appalachian State, RB
A Day 3 pick who has fallen on some draft boards because of an injury that cost him most of his final college season. But Cirminiello is still high on him.
"I think he's a complete running back," he said. "Runs with passion. Outstanding pass-blocker. Good hands out of the backfield."
Devine Ozigbo, Nebraska, RB
The Jets may not have a huge need with Le'Veon Bell set to carry the rock plenty in addition to being a factor in the passing game. But Ozigbo could fit the Jets' scheme as a tough runner who moves the pile, Cirminiello said. Ozigbo reminds him of Arian Foster, he said.
Diontae Johnson, Toledo, WR
"I like kids that can contribute, especially early in their careers, on special teams."
He's an electric playmaker with speed that could serve as a return man, Cirminiello said.
Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, OL
A raw talent from Denmark who will have to be developed, Cirminiello said. But he said that Froholdt playing against top competition in the SEC has proved he can make an impact at the next level, in his opinion.
Trevon Tate, Memphis, OL
Memphis' rushing attack was one of the most formidable in all of college football last season. Cirminiello saw Tate as one of the anchors on the line that paved the way.
Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi State, OL
If the Jets enter the season thin at center, Jenkins becomes a viable option that could provide immediate depth at a vulnerable position.
Chase Winovich, Michigan, DE/LB
"I think he winds up having a better NFL career than Rashan Gary does," Cirminiello said. "Insane motor. Reminds me of Clay Matthews."
The analyst also pointed to Winovich's propensity for jujitsu and boxing.
Greg Gaines, Washington, DL
A tremendous bull-rusher, Cirminiello said.
"He's more of a run-stuffer. He isn't going to rush the passer. ... PAC-12 defensive lineman of the year."
Brian Peavy, Iowa State, S
"Undersized, but very competitive," he said. "One of the top cover guys in the Big 12."
Darnell Savage, Maryland, S
"I think would be a good fit for either the Jets or the Giants," Cirminiello said. "Plays like a guided missile. He will deploy your airbags."