5. New York Jets: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
The New York Jets are up next and they find themselves able to take the best secondary player in the draft. Kyle Hamilton from Notre Dame is listed as a safety but he’s so much more.
He has the talent to play in deep coverage, in tight man, and can even cover in the slot. His ability to tackle is evident as well and he could even serve as a hybrid linebacker for head coach Robert Saleh.
6. New York Jets (via Seattle Seahawks): George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue
New York ends up with back-to-back picks thanks to their trade with the Seattle Seahawks a couple of seasons ago when they shipped off Jamal Adams. This proved to be a smart move by the Jets who ended up with a good pick last season and a great one in this draft.
After adding Kyle Hamilton — who will give them a better playmaker than they even had in Adams — they now add George Karlaftis from Purdue. Karlaftis sat out of the Music City Bowl as he prepared for the NFL Draft but did enough during his time with the Boilermakers to prove he should be an early selection.
These two picks suddenly give Robert Saleh a lot of talent to work with as he hopes to revive his defense.