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NFL Draft: Carter or Carter, Jets like them both 

Jets GM Joe Douglas speaks to reporters during

Jets GM Joe Douglas speaks to reporters during a press conference on Dec. 31, 2019, at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Credit: George A. Faella

The Jets liked Michael Carter so much, they picked him twice on Saturday.

North Carolina running back Michael Carter was the Jets’ choice in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, 107th overall.

They later used a fifth-round pick on Duke cornerback Michael Carter II.

Coach Robert Saleh said that when the Jets took the UNC Michael Carter, ESPN put a photo of Michael Carter II on the screen and it became a funny moment in their draft room.

"We were like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute. Check the notes, make sure we got the right pick,’ " Saleh said. "Lucky for us, Michael II ended up falling to us and we ended up scooping him up."

The two Michael Carters also shared a laugh. Immediately after Michael Carter II was picked, Michael Carter tweeted at him, "What’s up twin."

Michael Carter II responded, "What’s good" with a crying-laughing emoji.

The two know each other from facing off in the ACC and from training at the same facility during the pre-draft process.

"We’ve met a few times and spoke and had conversations," Michael Carter II said. "He’s a great dude, cool dude. He’s an awesome dude."

Michael Carter II said he tackled his namesake a few times, but "he got the best of me one time. I can’t lie."

Michael Carter rushed for 1,245 yards last season. Michael Carter II’s scouting report of him: The Jets are getting a very versatile and talented running back.

"You ask a lot of him and he can do a lot for your team," Michael Carter II said. "He’s definitely going to make an impact."

At Duke, Michael Carter II played cornerback, nickel back and safety. The Jets are listing him as a corner, but he said he will do whatever they want.

"I’m willing to play all those spots as well and move around and be willing to learn and be versatile at the next level as well," he said. "They want to play a lot of man. That’s what we did a lot of at Duke. I feel like I’m definitely going to fit right in."

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