2. Quinnen Williams, DT, NY Jets
When you take a defensive tackle like Quinnen Williams at No. 3 overall, many expect him to come in and produce right away. While Williams didn't explode onto the scene in the NFL, the 24-year-old has come along nicely over the past few seasons.
Williams has improved in each of his three seasons in the league, and with the improvements the Jets have made on the edge adding Carl Lawson and Jermaine Johnson, this should open up the interior for him to finally stamp his name among the elite defensive tackles in the NFL.
Williams has all the talent in the world, and he's been developing well since the 2019 NFL Draft. While the numbers aren't quite there yet, he's shown glimpses of being a genuine game-changer, and if the Jets want to break out of the AFC cellar, a breakout from Williams would certainly help matters.
3. Laken Tomlinson, OG, NY Jets
Joe Douglas made the offensive line a priority when he took over the Jets, and the finishing touch came in the 2022 offseason when he signed Pro Bowl guard Laken Tomlinson from the 49ers. So who's to say he won't reach the Pro Bowl again?
Tomlinson is big and aggressive, and he knows the Robert Saleh system, and with the big responsibility of protecting the future of the Jets franchise, it wouldn't shock anyone within the organization if he had the best year of his career.
The Jets have plenty of young, up-and-coming skill players, but they still need to learn how to succeed at the NFL level. Tomlinson has been there and done that, and with that, he will help the entire offense and the team grow toward success in the future.