The Jets addressed one of their immediate needs in round 3, as they selected DE/LB Jachai Polite from the University of Florida at #68 overall. Polite, 6'3", 258 lbs, registered 11 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss in his last NCAA season. He has an incredible first step around the edge along with the burst and flexibility to become an impact pass rusher in the NFL.
Polite was expected to be drafted much higher but poor showing at the scouting combine where he ran only a 4.84 40-yard dash hurt his stock. He will most likely be used as an edge rusher on 3rd downs, as he lacks ability to stop the run.