After taking North Carolina running back Michael Carter in Round 4 on Saturday, the team picked Duke safety Michael Carter II in Round 5 later in the day.
The players quickly had fun with it on Twitter:
Having the same name is strange enough, but the fact that the two played at ACC rivals just a handful of miles apart down Tobacco Road makes this a truly bizarre situation.
Let's just hope it was an intentional strategy by the Jets and not just an area scout saying they really liked Michael Carter before forgetting which one. Maybe they weren't paying much attention in the draft room and just named someone already picked, like that one friend in the fantasy football live draft does every year.
Either way, the coaching staff might have to create some nicknames to avoid confusion once training camp comes around.