After the New York Giants played host to a bevy of prospects earlier this week, the New York Jets are set to take a look at several area players on Friday in what will be general manager Mike Maccagnan’s first draft with the team.
Sources tell Metro New York that Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova as well as left tackle Kaleb Johnson will work out for the Jets on Friday. Both players have been significant parts of the Scarlet Knights success over the past few seasons in particular Nova, who developed well this past fall and continues to show well in private workouts and at the recent Rutgers Pro Day.
Nova and Johnson’s workout is at the team facility on Friday.
The workouts cap off a busy week of evaluations for the Jets, who had several high-profile prospects in the building in recent weeks.
In addition to the two aforementioned Rutgers products, Scarlet Knights center Betim Bujari, who was on the Remington Trophy watch list this past fall, is expected at the team facility on Friday. In addition, safety Lorenzo Waters will work out for the Jets as well.
Besides Nova, Johnson and Bujari, sources tell Metro that other players to come into the facility on Friday includeCole Farrand (linebacker, Maryland), Kevin Haplea (tight end, Florida State) and Robert Walsh (defensive end, Syracuse).
On Thursday, the Giants had their own Pro Day. Among the several dozen players at their facility: Jeremy Crayton (safety, Southern Arkansas State), Kristjan Sokoli (defensive end, Buffalo), Tyson Chandler (defensive tackle, North Carolina State), Carlif Taylor (Southern Connecticut State, defensive tackle) and Neil Sterling (wide receiver, Monmouth). Farrand and Haplea also had workouts on Thursday with the Giants.