Demetric Felton among Senior Bowl’s top performers Jets could target

Following the completion of Saturday’s Senior Bowl, an entire week of evaluating prospects down in Mobile has finally come to an end. In the age of the pandemic, NFL teams were able to get in some in-person evaluation, in addition to interviewing some of the nation’s top seniors.

Let’s take a look at four top performers from Saturday’s game that the Jets could have their eyes on going forward.

RB Michael Carter, North Carolina

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Micahel Carter impressed across his week at the Senior Bowl. He capped off the week with 60 rushing yards on eight carries in Saturday's game. Carter concluded his career at North Carolina with 3,403 rushing yards over four years, which ranks fourth in school history. This past season, he led the ACC in rushing yards with 1,246 and added 11 total touchdowns. The North Carolina product is a big-play threat with the level of explosiveness he possesses out of the backfield. During the Senior Bowl, Carter pushed his way into the endzone on a 12-yard touchdown, showing off a separate element to his game. Carter looks ready tobe an every-down back at the next level.

EDGE Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh

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While Patrick Jones II didn't make much noise throughout the week, he had an impressive game on Saturday. The pass-rusher out of Pittsburgh made some waves, being part of a three-man sack of Georgia quarterback Jamie Newman in the second quarter. He sacked Newman again close to halftime.

RB/WR Demetric Felton, UCLA

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Although he was a running back at UCLA, Demetric Felton spent his time in Mobile as a wide receiver. Felton's move to wide receiver looked quite natural. He looked like he belonged throughout the week of practice and caught two passes for 26 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's game. Felton is a versatile weapon who could be useful in Mike LaFleur's offensive scheme.

WR Amari Rodgers, Clemson

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Amari Rodgers finally had the opportunity to shine after being overlooked on a talented Clemson roster. After a solid week of practice, Rodgers finished Saturday's contest with four receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown. At the next level, Rodgers projects to be a dynamic slot receiver who is explosive in space and can be a nightmare after the catch. If the Jets elect to make Jamison Crowder a cap casualty, Rodgers makes sense as his successor as a Day 2 selection.