New York Jets

New York Jets

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 04: Carter Warren (77) offensive lineman of Pitt. during the ACC Football Championship game between the Pitt Panthers and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on December 4, 2021, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

With The 2023 NFL draft having come and gone, some teams got exactly what they wanted. While other teams were left in the dust. The public were even able to make a meme out of Mike McDaniel from Miami over his calm reaction to the draft as he relaxed looking at his phone.

Though what I want to know is how many New Jersey natives or those that went to college in the great garden state got drafted and will now be playing in the big leagues.

With five players from Jersey being picked up during the ceremony let’s take a look at what they have to offer the NFL.

  • Ji'Ayir Brown - Third Round, San Francisco 49ers.

    The action started when Trenton’s Ji’Ayir Brown was drafted in the third round, 87th overall by the San Francisco 49ers.

    Brown a graduate from Penn State may not become a starter right away, but his youth and talent gives the 49ers alot to work with. Experts say that Brown is a versatile safety that is always able to be around the ball at key moments. Which just adds to his value as a player.

  • Carter Warren - Fourth Round, New York Jets

    Carter Warren an offensive tackle from Paterson joined the New York Jets in the fourth round, 120th pick overall.

    Warren played ball at Pittsburg, and has strong Jersey roots. He is a good pickup for the Jets as experts feel he can help fill the gap in their lines once his technique is cleaned up. Warren may even become a top prospect for the Jets with the right magic.

  • Justin Shorter - Fifth Round, Buffao Bills

    Justin Shorter went in the fifth round, 150th overall to the Buffalo Bills. As a wide receiver from Monmouth Junction, he’s now a made man after the Bills picked him up. He stood out in his games as a Florida Gator and now can offer the Bills more as he gains experience. Experts say his buildup speed and massive frame make him a good pick.

  • Luke Wypler - Sixth Round, Cleveland Browns

    Luke Wypler from Montvale was taken by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round, 190th overall. As a center he went to Ohio State and while the Browns still have two already great centers, Wypler couldn’t be passed up as he never allowed a sack in his career at Ohio State, he also offers consistency and killer instincts when it comes to being on the field.

  • Christian Braswell - Sixth Round, Jacksonville Jaguars.

    DUUUUVALLLLL!!! Yeah Baby, Last, but certainly not least is Christian Braswell, who was picked in the sixth round,202nd overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is the only player drafted out of Rutgers University, although four others did sign later on as un-drafted free agents.

    The former Scarlet Knights’ corner finished his last season at Rutgers playing in all 12 games with three interceptions and eleven pass breakups he was the Rutgers team leader. Experts say he will have to earn his spot on the starting roster.

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