Jets 7-Round Mock Draft: New York Nabs Top O-Lineman for 2024

The New York Jets will enter an important draft with holes to plug before what could be Aaron Rodgers final season.
Florham Park, NJ May 31, 2023 -- General manager Joe Douglas and owner Woody Johnson during the Jets
Florham Park, NJ May 31, 2023 -- General manager Joe Douglas and owner Woody Johnson during the Jets / Chris Pedota, / USA
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113th Overall Pick: Mekhi Wingo - Defensive Tackle - LSU

The past few seasons the Jets have relied on undrafted free agents and veterans to provide impact performances from defensive tackle. Adding a player like Mekhi Wingo however, could help all of the defensive linemen around Wingo with his run and pass ability.

Wingo is a rare prospect as a defensive tackle possessing the ability to rush inside and outside like he showed at LSU. The Jets may use a few pass rushers to free agency so adding a player or two inside and outside is a likely outcome from the draft.

186th Overall Pick: Joe Milton - Quarterback - Tennessee

The past few seasons have shown that the Jets need a backup quarterback who can run a productive offense if the starter gets injured. The Jets will most likely move on from Zach Wilson this offseason meaning they'll need to add a quarterback.

Joe Milton would be a great QB for the Jets to add behind Aaron Rodgers due to his potential. He has one of the best arms in all of college football and will need some time to develop before taking NFL snaps. Milton could sit behind Rodgers and learn for some time before possibly taking the reins in a season or two.

252nd Overall Pick: Cornelius Johnson - Wide Receiver - Michigan

When the Michigan Wolverines embraced their run-first mindset, the wide receivers took a major hit. That doesn't change the fact that Cornelius Johnson has a chance to be one of the best deep threats in this draft class.

In 2023, Johnson caught 47 passes for 604 yards and a touchdown -- which considering the Michigan offense, is pretty incredible. At 6-foot-3 Cornelius Johnson uses his size well on contested catches while also running great routes creating separation on short and intermediate routes.