5 NY Jets who are not safe after the 2024 NFL Draft

These Jets could be in trouble after the draft
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4. Morgan Moses, OT, NY Jets

Unlike the other players on this list, Morgan Moses' roster spot isn't in jeopardy. Moses is going to make the 53-man roster, but he might not be a lock for a starting job anymore.

That's because the Jets used the 11th overall pick in this year's draft to select Penn State offensive tackle Olu Fashanu. Fashanu is seen as the Jets' long-term left tackle of the future, but he might have an opportunity to compete for snaps early as a rookie.

Fashanu told reporters after the draft that he's willing to play wherever the Jets need him, and despite only playing left tackle in college, it would not be surprising to see the team give him some reps on the right side as well.

Moses should still be considered the favorite to win the job, and it's unclear if there will be an actual competition or not, but his job security definitely took a hit with the addition of Fashanu.

3. Xavier Gipson, WR, NY Jets

The Jets made it a priority to improve their wide receiver room this offseason, and while that's good news for the overall offense, it's not encouraging for young players like Xavier Gipson on the bottom of the roster.

One player, in particular, who could come for Gipson's job is new third-round rookie Malachi Corley. Corley is expected to compete for reps early as the Jets' new slot receiver, and he also could offer versatility as a return man.

Those are both the roles that Gipson occupied last year with the Jets. If Gipson isn't able to win the starting kick returner job in training camp, there might not be a spot for him on the 53-man roster.

The Jets still like Gipson and would like to see him take a step forward this summer, but if he doesn't, he might be out of a job. Corley has the potential to make his skill set redundant.