5 way-too-early 2024 NFL Draft prospects the NY Jets could target

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4. Jared Verse, EDGE, Florida State

The Jets have added edge rushers in the first round of each of the last two drafts, but if there's one thing we know about Robert Saleh, it's that he can never have enough pass rushers.

If the Jets are looking to go the same route again in 2024, Florida State's Jared Verse is definitely someone they could be eyeing. Much like Beebe, Verse likely would've been a first-round pick had he declared for this year's draft.

The former Albany standout transferred to Florida State prior to the 2022 season, and he quickly proved that the step up in competition wasn't an issue. Verse recorded 9.0 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss, earning first-team All-American honors in the process.

Verse has the inside track to being the top edge rusher in next year's draft class. Whether for the Jets or another team, he's definitely a top prospect to monitor this season.

3. Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame

The Jets are still trying to figure out their offensive tackle situation as we enter the 2023 season. As it stands, there isn't a tackle on the Jets' roster who is guaranteed to be on the team in 2024.

That could lead the team to target the position early in next year's draft. Notre Dame's Joe Alt fits the prototype that the current seems to prefer in their offensive tackle prospects.

Alt stands at 6-foot-8, 315 pounds with impressive athleticism, especially given his background as a tight end. He's entering his third year as Notre Dame's starting left tackle in 2023 and figures to be one of the top offensive tackle prospects in next year's draft.

Mekhi Becton's future is uncertain, and Duane Brown seems unlikely to play another year. Don't be surprised if the Jets add an offensive tackle early in the 2024 NFL Draft, with Alt as an obvious target.