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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256th Overall Pick - Kendall Milton - Running Back

Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia running back Kendall Milton (RB20) during the 2024 NFL
Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia running back Kendall Milton (RB20) during the 2024 NFL / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets experimented with Dalvin Cook as a backup option to Breece Hall, but the veteran showed his age and the team will now look to draft their backup to Hall. There's no player I've mocked more to the Jets than Georgia running back Kendall Milton as a perfect fit alongside Breece Hall in the backfield.

Milton has the perfect frame for an NFL running back at 6"1, 220 pounds and is an impressive runner. He'll be able to spell Breece Hall as an in-between the tackles runner allowing Hall to handle the carries on the outside leading to more explosive plays. While Milton has played in four seasons he hasn't taken the hits that most college veterans have due to running back by committee at Georgia.

Adding Milton will allow for the Jets to spell Breece Hall early on in the season allowing him to stay fresh as the team will hopefully push for the playoffs. The biggest downside to Milton is a lack of experience as a receiver however, that can come with experience as seen often in the NFL.

257th Overall Pick - Eyabi Okie-Anoma - Edge Rusher

Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Michigan Wolverines edge Eyabi Okie (18) against the TCU
Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Michigan Wolverines edge Eyabi Okie (18) against the TCU / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When selecting near the end of the draft teams view the picks as lottery tickets as more often than not, since seventh-round picks end up getting cut in training camp. Here the Jets take a swing with Charlotte edge rusher Eyabi Okie-Anoma.

The edge rusher was once a higher-rated recruit than Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields before eventually heading to Alabama. Anoma would play one season at Alabama before stepping away from football returning for the 2022 and 2023 seasons at Michigan and Charlotte.

In 2023, Anoma recorded 5.5 sacks and 23 tackles after recording four sacks and 18 tackles for Michigan in 2022. The Jets have a need at edge rusher after losing Bryce Huff in free agency and they could make a similar pick-up to Huff in Anoma. The Jets would be making a bet on the talent of Okie-Anoma, who could hopefully tap into his potential.

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