Grading every pick the NY Jets made in the 2024 NFL Draft

What grade would you give the Jets' draft?
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Round 3, 65th Overall, NY Jets: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

The Jets went into Day 2 of the draft with a very clear need at wide receiver, and they managed to land a player who was reportedly the fourth-highest wideout on their draft board.

While the Jets are certainly higher on Malachi Corley than most, it's easy to see why they fell in love with him in the pre-draft process. The so-called YAC king is one of the best run-after-catch receivers to enter the NFL in years.

The Deebo Samuel comparisons are obvious, but it's also easy to see shades of Curtis Samuel in his game. Corley plays with a running back's mentality and thrives with the ball in his hands.

Corley ran a limited route tree at Western Kentucky and will need to diversify his game to become more than a part-time player in the NFL, but his YAC ability already gives him a higher floor than many of the wide receivers in this class. The Jets got their guy.

Grade: A-

Round 4, 134th Overall, NY Jets: Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

The Jets have drafted a running back every year that Joe Douglas has been their general manager, and that didn't change in 2024. The team traded down three times in the fourth round, ultimately coming away with Wisconsin's Braelon Allen.

At 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, Allen is a bruising between-the-tackles back who, at just 20 years old, is the youngest player in this draft class. Allen previously led Wisconsin in rushing at just 17 years old in 2021.

The former safety runs through contact and excels in short-yardage situations, an area the Jets desperately needed to improve upon. He also adds versatility on third downs as an excellent pass blocker.

Allen's short-yardage ability and pass-protection skills should give him the edge over Israel Abanikanda for the team's primary backup running back job behind Breece Hall.

Grade: B+