Former Stony Brook pass rusher Victor Ochi is scheduled to visit the Jets on Friday, a source confirmed to Newsday.
Though undersized for an NFL edge rusher, the 6-1, 250-pound Ochi has explosive power.
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Fifteen NFL teams, including the Jets, attended Ochi’s March 28 Pro Day at Stony Brook where he did 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He clocked a 4.86 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.
Ochi is projected to be a fifth- to seventh-round pick but could hear his name called earlier.
The former Valley Stream Central star became Stony Brook’s career leader in sacks (32 1⁄2) and tackles for loss (49).
ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. mentioned Ochi four times, unsolicited, during his February conference call with media.
“Certainly, Ochi from Stony Brook is a guy that I think you have to keep a real close eye on,” Kiper said. “This kid had big-time sacks in high school, again at Stony Brook and at the All-Star Game. He’s done it all.”
Ochi met with the Cardinals and Falcons last week.