2024 NFL Mock Draft: NY Jets solve OL issues in perfect 7-round mock

This would be a home-run draft for the Jets

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Round 3, 72nd Overall, NY Jets: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

The Jets will also need to find ways to upgrade the wide receiver position this offseason. The middle of this year's draft is loaded with wide receiver talent, and one such name the Jets could have their eyes on is Malachi Corley.

The Western Kentucky star has drawn comparisons to Deebo Samuel due to his size, speed, YAC ability, and similar usage in college. Corely is at his best with the ball in his hands.

At 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, Corley is built like a running back, and he plays like one too. Corley is dynamic after the catch, using a combination of speed, agility, and toughness to break tackles.

His route tree is still a work in progress, and he tended to struggle in traffic despite his size, but Corley is an electric playmaker who should find a role in an NFL offense. He's an ideal developmental WR3/WR4 early in his career.

Round 4, 112th Overall, NY Jets: Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, S, Texas Tech

Three of the Jets' top four safeties are free agents this offseason, and the team will need to decide which of the likes of Jordan Whitehead, Ashtyn Davis, and Chuck Clark they want to bring back. Either way, it might make sense to use a mid-round pick on the position.

This year's draft isn't especially loaded with safety prospects, but one player who makes a ton of sense as a Day 2/3 target is Texas Tech's Dadrion Taylor-Demerson.

Taylor-Demerson is undersized at just 5-foot-10, 189 pounds, but he has the positional versatility and aggressive mindset that NFL teams love. NFL.com actually lists his pro comparison as Whitehead — an indication that he could be seen as a replacement for the veteran safety.

Like Whitehead, Taylor-Demerson is an inconsistent tackler and will never be mistaken for Ed Reed in coverage, but he's a high-IQ, versatile playmaker with plus ball skills. The Jets could use a player like that in their secondary.