The Jets are one of the more interesting teams picking at the top of the draft this year. They not only have two top-six picks at the moment but they have had almost all their young talent on injured reserve at some point this season.
In his first season as head coach Robert Salah has his team playing hard, but the team is currently missing Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Mehki Beacon, Jamison Crowder, Carl Lawson, and the list goes on. They are effectively missing three of their top offseason additions and all their top wideouts and lineman, which is hurting rookie quarterback Zach Wilson.
The team has drafted well the past two seasons under Joe Douglas and should continue that trend this year.
Stingley is considered one of, if not the best, cornerback prospects since Jalen Ramsey blessed the draft with his presence. He should come into the NFL and immediately be a top contributor.
Salah was on the Seattle Seahawks staff during the Legion of Boom and understands the importance of a stout secondary. Using this pick to take Stingley is vital for a team that has to face Stefon Diggs and Jaylen Waddle twice a year. Stingley is the first piece of that puzzle with the second coming at pick-six.