Jets continue to add offensive weapons, select UNC RB Michael Carter in 4th round of NFL Draft

DJ Bien-Aime II, New York Daily News
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NEW YORK — Zach Wilson has to be elated with the Jets’ draft.

The Jets continue to fill their offensive needs and selected North Carolina running back Michael Carter with their fourth-round pick (No. 107 overall) on the final day of the NFL Draft Saturday.

The 5-foot-8-inch, 202-pound dynamite plays like Kansas City Chiefs’ Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Carter is shifty with good vision. Once he gets to the second level he can take the ball to the crib.

Carter is a fit in new Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur's West Coast offense since they will run a wide zone run scheme.

Carter said he has played in that type of offense his whole life.

“I think my change of direction and my stop-start ability, I think it compliments this system well,” Carter told reporters. “I’ve been running pretty much wide zone since I was born. So it’s something that really comes naturally to me. We read a lot of it in college, even in high school I did, even in youth football I did. So I’m very familiar with it. I’m just excited to get in the system.”

Carter describes his run game in two words: ”Explosive and fun.”

“Fun to watch. I try to score every time I get the rock. But also knowing situational football. I like to have fun when I play football, because it’s a fun game. It’s something that could change your life so I’m just excited to go run in the NFL.”

5th round pick (No.146)

The Jets drafted Auburn safety Jamien Sherwood. In 2020, Sherwood had 75 tackles with three tackles for loss and a sack. The Jets plan on playing him at linebacker.