3 massive unknowns for NY Jets heading into 2024 NFL Draft

What don't we know about the Jets before the NFL Draft?

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1. Will the NY Jets be ultra-aggressive and trade up in the draft for a top prospect?

All gas, no breaks, eh? Like it or not, the 2024 New York Jets season is a make-or-break year. Winning a Super Bowl has to be the expectation with an aging quarterback and many upcoming major roster decisions.

The Jets have quite a lot of options in the 2024 NFL Draft — they could trade up, trade down, draft an offensive lineman, a playmaker, or a pass rusher. Yet, shouldn't they consider trading up in the draft to select a once-in-a-decade playmaker?

Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. is that guy and he has been for years now. In three years, the Buckeye wideout caught 155 passes for 2,613 yards and 31 touchdowns. He was nearly unstoppable in his sophomore and junior seasons and, oh yeah, he's the son of Indianapolis Colts legend Marvin Harrison.

No one is denying Harrison's talent, but should the Jets trade current and future draft assets for the potential star receiver? They have former Harrison teammate, Garrett Wilson, newly signed Chargers receiver Mike Williams, and Allen Lazard as their top three receivers right now.

The Jets would create matchup nightmares by adding Harrison, and like the Atlanta Falcons in 2011, the Jets should give up multiple top draft picks to draft Harrison.

Not only are the Jets desperate for the playoffs but this current team feels like a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Trading up and acquiring one of the best wide receiver prospects in years would put the league on alert and truly turn the Jets into a top-tier team.

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