Analyzing every route the NY Jets can take in the 2024 NFL Draft

Following Joe Douglas' free agency acquisitions, the New York Jets enter the 2024 NFL Draft with many different options.
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NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas has had a busy and intriguing offseason. Following the disappointing 2023 campaign, the 7-10 Jets had some glaring issues that needed to be addressed before the 2024 NFL Draft in April.

In no particular order, the Jets needed to add a competent backup quarterback, a wide receiver to pair with Garret Wilson, and three new offensive linemen.

The general consensus, by fans and analysts alike, was that Douglas would address some of these needs during free agency, alongside the trade market, and then fill in the remaining gaps with the draft. But Douglas had other plans.

As we sit here at the beginning of April, the Jets now have three new offensive linemen (Morgan Moses, Tyron Smith, and John Simpson), a very capable QB2 in Tyrod Taylor, and WR2 Mike Williams.

At the end of March, Douglas had one more trick up his sleeve, bringing in pass rusher Haason Reddick via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, to replace Bryce Huff who was lost to the Eagles in free agency. The roster rebuild is officially complete weeks before the draft, allowing the Jets to have plenty of options entering the 2024 draft.

The NY Jets have plenty of options entering the 2024 NFL Draft

The Jets currently hold the number 10 overall pick. Some of the most repeated names from various mock drafts are OT Taliese Fuaga, OT Joe Alt, TE Brock Bowers, and surprisingly WR Marvin Harrison Jr.

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network and Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports both have mock drafts that suggest the Jets trade up with the Los Angeles Chargers to pick No. 5 to take Harrison.

The Jets would most likely be leveraging future draft picks in 2025 and even 2026 in this hypothetical trade. This, along with the various one-year deals and expiring contracts, would risk the Jets' future roster-building assets for just this next year. This roster already has Super Bowl talent in the starting positions but is missing key positional depth.