NY Jets 7-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft with Aaron Rodgers trade

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Round 2, 57th Overall, NY Jets: John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota

Yup. You read that right. I initially traded down from 13 to 25, eyeing Minnesota center John Michael Schmitz. By some miracle, he was still on the board by the time the Jets selected again at pick 57. Much like Skoronski, he was the top player remaining on PFN's big board.

I doubt the Jets get this lucky in real life, but I wasn't going to pass on the opportunity to add Schmitz here at the end of the second round. Schmitz is widely considered to be the top center in this year's class.

He's an older prospect at 24 years old, but Schmitz comes with an NFL-ready skill set and is someone who can very easily start from day one.

The Jets have already met with Schmitz three times, including an official top-30 visit, so there's clearly interest from their side. With no starting center currently on the roster, this was an obvious pick and fantastic value.

Round 4, 112th Overall, NY Jets: Jammie Robinson, S, Florida State

The Jets don't seem to be very willing to invest significant resources into the safety position. Barring the addition of someone like Kevin Byard or even John Johnson III, I would expect the Jets to address the position in some way in the draft.

Florida State's Jammie Robinson is an intriguing mid-round prospect in an overall weak safety class. The two-time All-ACC selection is a versatile defensive back who projects best as a free safety/nickel hybrid in the NFL.

Robinson lacks ideal size for the position at just 5-foot-11, 191 pounds, but he's a high-motor, energetic safety who has a knack for being around the ball at all times.

I don't think Robinson would thrive in a single-high free safety look, but he's a better fit in that role than anyone currently on the Jets' roster. Adding him to a safety room that also features Chuck Clark and Jordan Whitehead would give the Jets a different kind of skill set.