4 biggest losers following the NY Jets 2023 NFL Draft
By Justin Fried
The NY Jets made a handful of notable additions in this year's 2023 NFL Draft. While this year's class likely won't reach the same year-one heights that last year's class did, the Jets did make quite a few potentially impactful selections.
Players like Will McDonald ad Joe Tippmann should compete for playing time early in their careers. Guys like Carter Warren and Zack Kuntz project more as developmental pieces, who the Jets believe could be future starters.
An influx of talent is always a good thing for the organization, but it could spell trouble for some players on the roster. After all, there are only so many spots to go around.
The following four players could see their playing time decreased if not completely eliminated as a result of the Jets' draft-day moves. Let's take a look at four of the biggest losers following the Jets' 2023 NFL Draft.
4. Ashtyn Davis, S, NY Jets
The Jets didn't add a safety early in the draft, but the addition of LSU defensive back Jarrick Bernard-Converse in the sixth round further complicates a crowded safety room.
Jordan Whitehead and Chuck Clark are penciled in as starters, but the likes of Bernard-Converse, Tony Adams, Ashtyn Davis, and Will Parks are all competing for backup spots behind them. There's a chance that only two of those players make the final roster.
Davis seems like the most obvious odd man out. The former third-round pick was relegated almost exclusively to special teams last year and is entering the final year of his rookie deal. The Jets could release him at any time and save nearly $3 million.
Bernard-Converse and Adams could easily serve as the Jets' two backup safeties, while Parks could be destined for the practice squad like last year. As for Davis, his days with the Jets might be numbered.