Jets 7-Round Mock: NY Builds Out Roster as Draft Month Approaches

After a solid free agency the NFL Draft will see the New York Jets build out the rest of their roster

Mar 25, 2024; Orlando, FL, USA;  New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh talks to media during the NFL
Mar 25, 2024; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh talks to media during the NFL / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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72nd Overall Pick - Jalen McMillan - Wide Receiver

Michigan defensive back Mike Sainristil (0) tackles Washington wide receiver Jalen McMillan (11)
Michigan defensive back Mike Sainristil (0) tackles Washington wide receiver Jalen McMillan (11) / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

While the signing of Mike Williams gives the Jets a solid duo to pair with Garrett Wilson, the team still needs a third receiver for Aaron Rodgers. Wilson is the team's only long-term option, meaning the Jets certainly need to address the position with the future in mind.

The Washington receiver getting the most buzz this draft season is Rome Odunze, but there's another Husky that belongs in the conversation. Jalen McMillan nearly matched Odunze in 2022 with 79 catches for 1,098 yards and nine touchdowns. Injuries would cost McMillan a chunk of his 2023 season while still recording 45 catches for 559 yards and five touchdowns.

At 6"1, McMillan has the ability to play on the outside as well as in the slot giving the team a versatile option at receiver. For what McMillan lacks in speed and quickness he makes up for with excellent route running that creates massive separation.

If not for a knee injury in 2023 McMillan would likely land in the first round or the beginning of the second, making the Jets extremely lucky to land him with the 72nd pick.

111th Overall Pick - Calen Bullock - Safety

Nov 4, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans safety Calen Bullock (7) gestures before a
Nov 4, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans safety Calen Bullock (7) gestures before a / Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets saw safety Jordan Whitehead return to Tampa Bay in free agency, creating a hole in the secondary heading into 2024. Here the Jets land a solid playmaker in the secondary in USC safety Calen Bullock.

At the college level, Bullock played in both two-high safety defenses and as the lone deep safety at times, excelling at both. The versatility of Bullock has teams excited as staff have even mentioned moving him to nickel. He makes his presence felt in the run game coming downhill to deal massive hits to opposing backs.

In pass coverage, Bullock has shown an ability to make big plays as shown with his nine interceptions over the past three seasons. The area where he'll need to improve is in man coverage as he hasn't been tasked with it much while playing for the Trojans.