Sport New York Jets took Michael Carter with their first pick on Day 3. They took Michael Carter II later.
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Good morning, Gang Green Nation! The first two days of the 2021 NFL Draft are in the books, and the word for the day is: offense. For the second straight year the Jets used every one of their first and second round picks on offense, and for the first time in forever the Jets offense doesn’t look moribund. While there will no doubt be growing pains, and it would be unrealistic to expect this offense to dominate right away, the team finally is investing heavily in trying to turn around what has been an abysmal travesty for much of the last decade. This is still a work in progress. The Jets could still use help on the offensive line, at running back, and at tight end.
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.
Adam Schefter makes surprising admission about bombshell Aaron Rodgers story
Some fans are angry over Schefter’s admission, as they believe it was inappropriate for him to steal the spotlight just hours before the draft. Schefter also contradicted himself a bit. As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes, Schefter’s initial tweet and ensuing ESPN story about Rodgers specifically said “league and team sources told ESPN on Thursday.” That doesn’t mesh with what Schefter told Patrick.If Schefter knew definitively weeks ago that Rodgers wants out of Green Bay, it would be awfully risky for him to sit on such a huge story.
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.
What’s good!! ????— Michael Carter II (@mcarter2nd)
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,"on their verified Twitter account. "(We don't actually know if this is true, but we're busy and just going with it.)"
For the first time in NFL history, a team has selected two players with the same first and last name in the same draft.
(We don't actually know if this is true, but we're busy and just going with it.)
Panthers drafted Terrace Marshall Jr. early once they learned Saints wanted the WR
The Saints eyed Marshall at No. 60, prompting the Panthers to select Marshall earlier than initially planned. © Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Terrace Marshall Jr. was apparently quite close to becoming a Saint. Carolina drafted Marshall at No. 59, reuniting him with offensive coordinator Joe Brady. The Saints then took Ohio State linebacker Pete Werner at 60. Marshall, who now joins Panthers vets D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson, played a key role for LSU’s national championship team alongside Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase and last season after those future first-rounders left.— New York Jets (@nyjets)
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:
In the Shadow of Tom Brady: What It Means to Be Pick 199 .
A journeyman lineman, a small-school record-setter, a converted wideout, and a career cut short due to a heart condition. Brady and the 199ers. One random Halloween afternoon a million years ago, two forgettable Big Ten football programs clashed in Minneapolis. The 15–10 barnburner would all but vanish from memory, lost to the far reaches of football history—except to one Minnesota lineman, Adam Haayer, and Michigan’s starting quarterback, Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. Eventually, two football players who held nothing in common would be joined by one number: 199. As in, 199th overall, their shared NFL draft slot.