Jets 7-Round Mock Draft After Super Bowl: Protection for Rodgers Arrives

How the New York Jets might approach the 2024 NFL Draft.

General manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh at the New York Jets Rookie Camp, held at
General manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh at the New York Jets Rookie Camp, held at / Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY
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113th Overall Pick - Mekhi Wingo - Defensive Tackle - LSU

Oct 14, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo (18) reacts after
Oct 14, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo (18) reacts after / Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports

This is one of the picks that makes the most sense both player-wise and team needs-wise making it a repeat from our initial mock draft. The Jets could certainly use a player long term that can help Quinnen Williams on the inside instead of continuing to sign veterans and undrafted free agents as short-term fixes.

Wingo is an elite prospect with his ability to pass rush and defend against the run. He also brings a versatility that would work in any defense with experience rushing inside and against tackles. The addition of Wingo would give the Jets a young combination of pass rushers with Jermaine Johnson, Will McDonald, Quinnen Williams, and John Franklin-Myers.

186th Overall Pick - Cornelius Johnson - Wide Receiver - Michigan

Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Cornelius Johnson (6) against the
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Cornelius Johnson (6) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Continuing the theme of adding weapons for Aaron Rodgers, a late diamond in the rough for the Jets may be Michigan's Cornelius Johnson.

His stats don't jump off the page due to Michigan's run-first offense, however, he's shown some traits that make him an interesting draft prospect. Johnson has the height and frame of fellow Michigan receiver Nico Collins and could develop in a similar fashion. He's not the most explosive receiver, though his traits make him a great developmental option for the Jets.