Jets picks from Day Three of 2021 NFL Draft

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Joe Douglas treated image smirking in suit, green background
Joe Douglas treated image smirking in suit, green background

Here are the latest Jets picks and buzz from Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft.

4th round, 107th overall: RB Michael Carter (North Carolina)

Sharing a backfield with Javonte Williams at UNC, Carter was more of the dash to Williams' smash. Carter is elusive at 5-foot-8, 201 pounds, and he could provide a nice pass-catching option out of the backfield for the Jets,

4th round, 143rd overall: TRADED TO RAIDERS

Jets receive the 162nd and 200th overall picks in return.

5th round, 146th overall: LB Jamien Sherwood (Auburn)

At 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, Sherwood recorded 75 tackles as a junior with 11 pass break-ups and three tackles for loss. After drafting Ashtyn Davis early last season, the Jets added another versatile piece in Sherwood, who the team lists as a linebacker despite him playing safety at Auburn.

5th round, 154th overall: S Michael Carter II (Duke)

Listed at 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, the versatile Carter played all over the field for the Blue Devils, and while he could be a traditional safety for the Jets, he could also be a slot corner in nickel and dime packages as well.

5th round, 162nd overall: TRADED TO CHIEFS

For the second time on Day Three, Joe Douglas traded back, this time sending pick 162 to the Chiefs, along with pick 226, in exchange for picks 175 and 207, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

5th round, 175th overall: CB Jason Pinnock (Pittsburgh)

The Jets stuck in the defensive secondary, taking Pitt corner Jason Pinnock. Listed at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, Pinnock recorded six interceptions and 25 pass break-ups in 43 career games with the Panthers.

6th round, 186th overall: LB Hamsah Nasirildeen (Florida State)

The defensive run continues for the Jets, as they take a former safety that they see as a linebacker in Nasirildeen. At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, Nasirildeen missed seven games for the Seminoles this past season as he recovered from a knee injury. He was considered more of a in-the-box safety rather than a natural cover safety in college, and the Jets have listed him as a linebacker as he starts his pro career.

6th round, 200th overall: CB Brandin Echols (Kentucky)

The Jets took their fifth straight defensive play at pick 200, selecting Kentucky's Brandin Echols. Listed at 5-foot-10, 179 pounds, Echols recorded 54 tackles with one interception and two pass break-ups in 2020.

6th round, 207th overall: DT Jonathan Marshall (Arkansas)

The Jets rounded out their 2021 picks with yet another defensive player, this time adding a lineman. Marshall, at 6-foot-3, 310 pounds, started 10 games in 2020 for the Razorbacks, recording 35 tackles, including 6.5 for loss, with one sack