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

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2. Andrew Mukuba, S, Clemson

Another position that remains a significant question mark for the Jets at the moment is safety. Jordan Whitehead, Adrian Amos, and Chuck Clark are all set to be free agents at the end of the season, meaning that no current/projected starter will be under contract in 2024.

The Jets could decide to completely overhaul the safety position next offseason, and if they do, Clemson's Andrew Mukuba could be a potential target. Mukuba is an early candidate to be the top safety in a potentially thin class in 2024.

At 6-foot, 185 pounds, Mukuba doesn't have the size that other top safeties do. Instead, it's his versatility and athleticism that help him stand out. Mukuba is a true Swiss Amy Knife in Clemson's defense, capable of playing everywhere from box safety to free safety to nickel cornerback.

He's very much a modern-day safety and quite possibly exactly what this Jets' defense is missing. Mukuba is definitely someone the Jets should keep a close eye on.

1. Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

Ideally, the Jets won't have the opportunity to draft Ohio State superstar Marvin Harrison Jr. The son of the legendary Marvin Harrison is seen as one of the top prospects in next year's draft and a likely top-10 pick entering the season.

Ohio State has produced some incredible wide receivers in recent years. From Garrett Wilson to Chris Olave to Jaxon Smith-Njigba to Terry McLaurin to Michael Thomas, the Buckeyes have become a pipeline for receivers in the NFL. Harrison has the potential to be better than all of them.

In his first season as a starter in 2022, Harrison finished with 77 catches for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns en route to being named a Unanimous All-American.

Barring any unforeseen events, the Jets likely won't have an opportunity to draft Harrison, but if somehow disaster strikes in 2023, at least the team could potentially look forward to targeting one of the best wide receiver prospects in recent memory.