Final New York Jets 7-Round Mock Draft gives Aaron Rodgers Elite Weapons

Draft week is here and the Jets have a chance to solidify themselves as true contenders in the AFC with a great draft
New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers during the 2023 season opener.
New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers during the 2023 season opener. / Danielle Parhizkaran / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Mar 3, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas offensive lineman Christian Jones (OL35) during the 2024
Mar 3, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas offensive lineman Christian Jones (OL35) during the 2024 / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

185th Overall Pick: Christian Jones - Texas

While the Jets have signed Tyron Smith and traded for Morgan Moses to fill their holes at tackle, they'll need to add tackle in the draft. Smith has missed significant time over the past few seasons with injuries, creating massive concern over whether he'll stay healthy in 2024.

Here, the Jets land Christian Jones, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound monster from the University of Texas. Jones impressed at the Longhorns pro day as NFL teams continue to move Jones up their draft board as a right tackle.

The Jets won't need Jones to provide solid play early on as their offensive line is set, however they'll need an insurance policy for the future. If Moses or Smith suffer an injury the offensive line will obviously take a step back, but Jones could provide the team with serviceable play.

256th Overall Pick: Xavier Weaver - Colorado

The 2023 season was the first time many people saw Xavier Weaver play, however the Colorado receiver has had three seasons of great production. Weaver posted back-to-back seasons of 700+ receiving yards at USF before transferring to Colorado where he had 908 yards and 4 touchdowns adding another 2 Touchdowns rushing. His 2023 numbers are even more impressive considering the fact that he dealt with injuries the entire season.

While he could certainly use some polishing, Weaver is a solid route runner while showing a great ability tracking the football and making adjustments. The concern with Weaver will be his smaller frame as he's just 180 pounds which could lead to durability issues. Overall, this late in the draft Weaver is worth spending a pick on as he could become a solid piece for the Jets offense.

257th Overall Pick: Dillon Johnson - Washington

Here the Jets will pick Mr. Irrelevant for the first time since 1969 where they selected 442nd overall to end the draft. The Jets, however, land a very relevant player in Washington Running back Dillon Johnson who's coming off of a career year at Washington.

In 2023, Johnson rushed for 1,195 yards and 16 touchdowns adding an additional 190 yards receiving in one of the Nation's biggest pass-first offenses. For his size, Johnson shows incredible burst and acceleration, creating massive plays.

Drafting Dillon Johnson would give the Jets a viable option at running back behind Breece Hall. If asked to do more receiving, Johnson could become a reliable receiving back as he showed at Mississippi State before transferring.

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