The New York Jets have selected Florida edge rusher Jachai Polite with the first of their two third-round picks in the NFL draft.
Polite had 11 sacks in his junior season with the Gators and fills one of the Jets’ biggest needs entering the draft. The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Polite played mainly off the edge in college and is considered still a bit raw, but has a good mix of athleticism and explosiveness to potentially give opposing quarterbacks fits at the next level.
Polite was the 68th overall pick. New York also has the 93rd pick in the draft. The Jets selected Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the third overall selection Thursday night.