5 NY Jets players whose fate could be sealed in the 2023 NFL Draft
By Justin Fried
We're a little over a week out from the start of the 2023 NFL Draft, and the NY Jets have no shortage of different directions they could explore, both when it comes to the first round and the rest of the weekend.
Those decisions will not only impact the current state of the team's roster, but they will have a lasting effect on the future of the organization. Just look at the Jets' star-studded 2022 draft class for proof of that.
While it wouldn't be fair to expect the same level of production out of the team's 2023 class, the Jets have a chance to make some noise. That could spell bad news for some of the incumbent players on the roster.
Let's take a look at five Jets players whose fates could be sealed as a result of moves the Jets make in the 2023 NFL Draft.
5. Ashtyn Davis, S, NY Jets
The Jets could look to continue adding to their safety room in the draft, and while this year's class isn't particularly strong, the team could add someone on Day 2 or 3 to compete for a depth spot.
If that happens, one player who could be rendered the odd-man-out is Ashtyn Davis. Davis is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract and is currently penciled in as one of the team's backup safeties.
Chuck Clark and Jordan Whitehead are projected starters, the Jets remain high on former undrafted free agent Tony Adams, and Will Parks is a core special teamer and locker room leader. As it stands, Davis might struggle to crack the 53-man roster.
If the Jets add another safety, it almost certainly seals Davis' fate. The Jets can save $2.5 million by releasing him at any point — another reason why his days could be numbered after the draft.