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Sports New York Jets took Michael Carter with their first pick on Day 3. They took Michael Carter II later.

00:10  02 may  2021
00:10  02 may  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Jets continued to add to their offense with their first pick on Saturday, selecting North Carolina running back Michael Carter in the fourth round with the 107th-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Carter is only 5-foot-8 and 202 pounds but he had a monster season in 2020. He rushed for 1,245 yards and nine touchdowns and had 25 receptions for 267 yards and two more touchdowns. He shared the workload at North Carolina with Javonte Williams, who was drafted in the second round by the Broncos. Carter ’s parents both served in the Air Force and he is known as a high-character player.

A college cornerback, the Jets are listing Carter as a safety after using the 5th round pick the acquired from the Giants in the Leonard Williams deal. In 42 career games, the speedy Carter finished his Duke career with 88 tackles and 4 interceptions. Unlikely to be entirely accurate, Carter was clocked at a blazing Carter joins Jamien Sherwood as just the second defensive player to come off the board for Gang Green up to this point. With four picks remaining, look for the Jets to add more defense through the course of the day . The post Jets Choose Duke Defensive Back Michael Carter appeared first on

With their first pick on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL draft the New York Jets drafted a player named Michael Carter, a running back from North Carolina.

Two picks later, they took another Michael Carter — this one Michael Carter II, a cornerback out of Duke.

The second Michael Carter was taken in the fifth round with the 154th overall pick, just 47 slots after his namesake was taken in the fourth round.

Jan 30, 2021; Mobile, AL, USA; National running back Michael Carter of North Carolina (7) grins after a touchdown run in the second half of the 2021 Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports © Vasha Hunt, Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports Jan 30, 2021; Mobile, AL, USA; National running back Michael Carter of North Carolina (7) grins after a touchdown run in the second half of the 2021 Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

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Who will the New York Jets select on Saturday, the third day of the 2021 NFL Draft? The Jets are scheduled to have six picks — two each in Rounds 4-6, and none in Round 7. There are plenty of prospects left for the Jets to help address their needs at edge rusher, running back and cornerback. RB Michael Carter , North Carolina. Edge rusher Charles Snowden, Virginia.

Baltimore made two first -round picks on Thursday night. The Ravens didn’t pick on Friday night until No. 94, when they selected Georgia offensive lineman Ben Cleveland. The Ravens get more offensive line reinforcements with a player in Cleveland who is incredibly big. Myles Garrett got the chance to announce the latest pick for the Browns, and he announced that they took Auburn receiver Anthony Schwartz at No. 91. Schwartz has unbelievable speed and could be the deep threat the Browns need for Baker Mayfield.

Now they need to figure out how to handle the jerseys.

The Michael Carter with seniority by an hour or two reached out to his new teammate on Twitter.

The Jets social media team had a little fun with it, too.

"For the first time in NFL history, a team has selected two players with the same first and last name in the same draft," the Jets posted on their verified Twitter account. "(We don't actually know if this is true, but we're busy and just going with it.)"

As of this writing, the Jets had four selections left to make in the draft. And while there are no other prospects named Michael Carter who are eligible, there is a Tory Carter who's available, a fullback out of LSU, if the Jets really want to take it to the next level.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: New York Jets took Michael Carter with their first pick on Day 3. They took Michael Carter II later.

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