3 winners and 2 losers for the NY Jets following the 2024 NFL Draft

Who are the Jets' biggest winners and losers from the draft?
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The NY Jets have worked hard to amend the mistakes the organization made a year ago this offseason. The team has revamped its offensive line and wide receiver room with the hopes of competing for a Super Bowl in 2024.

But while a lot of that work came via free agency and the trade market, the Jets continued making progress toward their goal in this year's NFL Draft.

The 2024 NFL Draft saw the Jets add seven new players, bolstering their depth and raising the floor of what this team can be in the process. That was imperative after a free-agency period that served the purpose of raising the Jets' ceiling.

But not every player on the roster is better off as a result of the draft. Let's take a look at some of the biggest winners and losers on the Jets' roster following the 2024 NFL Draft.

Winner: NY Jets tight ends

There was no player more commonly mocked to the Jets in the lead-up to the draft than Georgia tight end Brock Bowers. Bowers was seen by many as the most realistic option for the Jets in the first round, but as it turns out, that was more of a smokescreen than anything.

The Jets passed on Bowers, opting to select Penn State offensive tackle Olu Fashanu instead. That's good news for the entire Jets tight end room.

Tyler Conklin and Jeremy Ruckert serve to benefit the most, as neither player will have their snaps cut into. It's also good news for guys like Kenny Yeboah and Zack Kuntz, who are both fighting for roster spots this summer. They each have one less player to worry about now.

Conklin remains one of the most underrated players on the Jets' roster, while Ruckert has grown into a solid role as the team's primary backup tight end. Expect both players to return in similar roles in 2024, only now Aaron Rodgers will be their quarterback.