The Daily News has learned that Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley will visit the Jets facility on Tuesday as the team makes its final preparations less than two weeks before the NFL draft.
General manager Mike Maccagnan’s desire to trade down from the team’s No. 6 overall pick could ultimately lead him to Conley.
Ohio State is loaded with projected first-round defensive backs. Although cornerback Marshon Lattimore and safety Malik Hooker have grabbed more of the pre-draft spotlight, Conley will also be off the board on Day One.
The 6-0, 195-pound Conley had six interceptions and 13 pass breakups in his final two seasons as a starter in college with the skill-set to succeed as a press-man corner at the next level.
Although scouts believe that he’ll need to improve his overall strength, Conley has the length, deep speed, athleticism and leadership traits that Todd Bowles is looking for to upgrade a secondary that struggled badly at times last season.
Conley was initially scheduled to visit the Jets on Monday before making an adjustment to his travel schedule. He will be visiting the Jaguars on Monday before heading to Florham Park.