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Jets NFL Draft Recap 2024

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2024

The New York Jets have a great right tackle in Alijah Vera-Tucker, but a few weak links spoil the bunch along the offensive line. It wouldn’t hurt if the team opted to use multiple selections to shore up their protection.

Adding a more formidable pass-catching weapon to pair alongside Garrett Wilson could really open up the offense for Aaron Rodgers and Breece Hall.

The AFC East belongs to the Buffalo Bills, and it appears the Miami Dolphins aren’t far behind. Keeping pace won’t be easy for the “J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS" even with a Hall of Fame quarterback under center.

Jets NFL Draft Picks 2024

  • Round 1, Pick 10
  • Round 3, Pick 72
  • Round 4, Pick 111
  • Round 4, Pick 113
  • Round 6, Pick 186
  • Round 7, Pick 252
  • Round 7, Pick 253
  • Round 7, Pick 256

Jets NFL Futures Odds

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Jets NFL Draft Round 1 Mock 2024

  • Round 1, Pick 10: Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State

As of Feb. 19, Michael Rochman says:

“Now that Aaron Rodgers should be back and healthy, the Jets are all in trying to capitalize on their contending window. The biggest way to go about that is by adding protection up front.

Olu Fashanu is one of the premier prospects in this class, with excellent pass-blocking technique and athleticism. Bringing him in to protect Rodgers’ blindside will greatly improve the team’s chances of success this season."

Find more draft insights in our full NFL Mock Draft 2024.

Jets Draft Team Needs 2024

Note: The following information was written prior to the 2024 NFL Draft.

1. Offensive tackle

Mekhi Becton is a problem and not in a good way as he allowed 12 sacks and 18 penalties. Duane Brown and Billy Turner’s time have both already come and gone.

Protecting Rodgers is the only shot this team has to stay competitive and should go without saying considering how quickly his season ended last year.

2. Safety

Chuck Clark will be an unrestricted free agent after missing all of the 2023 season with a torn ACL. Jordan Whitehead might be back, but he may find a bigger contract elsewhere.

Ashtyn Davis could be re-signed at a discount, plus he and Tony Adams played well enough to be under consideration for larger roles.

With three UFAs at safety, the Jets will likely need to address the position during the draft.

3. Wide receiver

Overpaying for Allen Lazard was a horrendous choice as he’s under contract for three more years and accounts for an absurd $12.2M against the cap.

The guys from Hard Knocks (Jason Brownlee and Xavier Gipson) aren’t serious long-term solutions, and it should go without saying that neither is Randall Cobb.

More Position Needs: Defensive tackle, Center, Quarterback
Offseason re-sign priorities: CB D.J. Reed, DE Bryce Huff, OT Mekhi Becton

Jets Draft Grade 2024

Grade: Coming soon

Read the evaluations in our full 2023 report card of NFL Draft Grades. 2024 grades will be published soon after the draft.

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Jets NFL Draft Pick History

2023

  • Round 1, Pick 15: Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State
  • Round 2, Pick 43: Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin
  • Round 4, Pick 120: Carter Warren, OT, Pittsburgh
  • Round 5, Pick 143: Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh
  • Round 6, Pick 184: Zaire Barnes, LB, Western Michigan
  • Round 6, Pick 204: Jarrick Bernard-Converse, CB, LSU
  • Round 7, Pick 220: Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion

2022

  • Round 1, Pick 4: Ahmad “Sauce" Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  • Round 1, Pick 10: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
  • Round 1, Pick 26: Jermaine Johnson II, DE, Florida State
  • Round 2, Pick 36: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
  • Round 3, Pick 101: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
  • Round 4, Pick 111: Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana
  • Round 4, Pick 117: Michael Clemons, DE, Texas A&M

Author

Matt De Lima

Matt is a sports content editor at The Game Day with more than 10 years experience in the fantasy and betting spaces. He is a two-time Fantasy Sports Writing Association award finalist with previous experience working for Sports Illustrated, Full Time Fantasy, FFToolbox, 4for4, and RotoExperts. Born and raised in California, Matt now calls southern Maryland home. He is a Virginia Tech alumnus and a life-long 49ers, Lakers, and Dodgers fan.

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