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Jameis Winston and Bryce Petty will visit Jets, sources say

Jameis Winston passes during Florida State football pro

Jameis Winston passes during Florida State football pro day in on Tuesday, MArch 31, 2015, in Tallahassee, Fla. Photo Credit: AP / Mark Wallheiser

The Jets continue to make the rounds when it comes to draft-eligible quarterbacks.

According to sources, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has a visit scheduled. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty and Virginia defensive end Eli Harold will visit this week.

Though there's speculation that Winston will not be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft, he and Oregon's Marcus Mariota are expected to be top-five picks.

Petty (6-3, 230) threw for 8,195 yards and 62 touchdowns in two seasons as Baylor's full-time starter. At the Senior Bowl, he declared himself the best quarterback in this year's class.

"I feel like I'm No. 1. I really do," he said Jan. 21. "That's not a cocky thing, it's not an arrogant thing. It's just me being confident in what I do and understanding that I have a learning curve."

Draft prognosticators view him as a third- or fourth-round selection, however.

The Jets held private workouts with Mariota and UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. They also attended the pro days held by Mariota and Winston.

Coach Todd Bowles recently said he hopes to add another quarterback. There is no guarantee the Jets will use their sixth overall pick to select one, though.

They currently have three quarterbacks on the roster: Geno Smith (their starter the past two seasons), Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Simms.

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