2024 NFL Mock Draft: NY Jets get lucky with star OL prospect in best-case scenario

The Jets hit a home run in this mock draft
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Round 4, 109th Overall, NY Jets: Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State

Will the Jets draft a quarterback in April? That will be one of the most contentious questions in the weeks/months leading up to the draft. If they do go that route, someone like Florida State's Jordan Travis makes a ton of sense.

Travis was one of the most electric players in the country last season at Florida State and looked to be on the verge of leading his school to a College Football Playoff berth. That was before he suffered a serious leg injury that ultimately ended his college career.

When healthy, Travis was one of the most dynamic playmakers in the sport. He was a legitimate Heisman candidate, and while he might not possess the same high-level physical traits that some of the top quarterbacks in this class do, he's an elite creator and smart decision-maker with excellent athleticism.

The red flags (he's already 24 years old and might miss most of the 2024 season) will keep him out of the Day 1-2 range, but he's a high-upside developmental quarterback who can sit and learn behind Aaron Rodgers as QB3 while he redshirts in 2024.

Round 6, 169th Overall, NY Jets: Isaiah Davis, RB, South Dakota State

Running back is a sneaky need for the Jets entering the offseason, and it's never a bad idea to search for a gem at the position on Day 3. One player who fits the exact mold of running back the Jets should be looking for is Isaiah Davis.

Davis is built like a modern-day NFL running back. At 6-foot, 220 pounds, Davis is a powerful early-down runner who lacks receiving upside but possesses elite contact balance and passable athleticism.

The Jets drafted Israel Abanikanda in the fifth round of last year's draft, but his skill set doesn't really complement Breece Hall. The Jets need a viable short-yardage back, and Davis would give them just that.

The South Dakota State product has an NFL-ready frame and skill set, meaning he should be able to contribute right away on offense. The Jets need to add a running back this offseason, and Davis is a cheap alternative with the ideal archetype they need in their backfield.