NY Jets 2023 NFL Draft rumors live tracker: Analysis of every draft pick

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The 2023 NFL Draft is mere hours away, and the NY Jets and 31 other teams are preparing for what promises to be an eventful weekend.

As always, the NFL Draft is an unpredictable and chaotic three-day event filled with twists, turns, and surprises. It can be difficult to determine what is and isn't a smokescreen in the days leading up to the draft. Oftentimes we don't even know until the picks are announced.

It's still fun to keep up to date with every draft rumor, however. Many might not turn out to be true — such as the Jets' supposed reluctance to draft a cornerback last year — but others could offer insight into what's to come.

With five total picks in this year's draft, the Jets don't have nearly as much ammunition as in recent years. It wouldn't be surprising at all to see the team trade down at some point for that very reason.

This track is going to be used to not only provide updates and analysis for every draft pick the Jets make, but it will also track rumors and reports about what the team might do.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back periodically for regular updates on the latest Jets draft rumors.

NY Jets 2023 NFL Draft tracker

  • Round 1, Pick 15: Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State
  • Round 2, Pick 43: Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin
  • Round 4, Pick 120: Carter Warren, OT, Pittsburgh
  • Round 5, Pick 143: Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh
  • Round 6, Pick 184: Zaire Barnes, LB, Western Michigan
  • Round 6, Pick 204: Jarrick Bernard-Converse, CB/S, LSU
  • Round 7, Pick 220: Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion

NY Jets draft rumors

Jets still expected to draft an offensive tackle (ESPN)

ESPN's Rich Cimini is reporting that he still believes the Jets will draft one of the top three offensive tackles if they are available. If Paris Johnson Jr., Peter Skoronski, and Broderick Jones are all gone, Cimini believes the Jets "could throw a curve."

He mentions the possibility of drafting a defensive player — possibly a defensive lineman — or trading down. Cimini does insist that he's "not getting strong vibes on Darnell Wright."

Expect the Jets to draft one of the top offensive tackles if they are available. If they're all off the board, it's anyone's guess.

Darnell Wright 'not a fit' for the Jets

What if the top three offensive tackles are gone by the time the Jets pick at No. 15 overall? Could they instead target Tennessee offensive tackle Darnell Wright?

Much like Cimini, NFL.com's Peter Schrager doesn't think so. In Schrager's final mock draft, he has the Jets instead selecting Iowa edge rusher Lukas Van Ness, insisting that he doesn't "see Wright as a fit" with the Jets.

Wright could be a plug-and-play right tackle at the next level, but at 6-foot-5, 333 pounds, the Tennessee standout might be a better fit in more of a power-run scheme in the NFL.