NY Jets 7-round mock draft following the Mike Williams signing

The Jets trade down and make some major moves in our latest mock draft
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The NY Jets will be one of the most fascinating teams to watch this draft season. It once seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Jets would draft an offensive lineman in the first round, but recent roster moves have possibly altered plans.

The Jets signed All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith to pair with fellow offseason additions Morgan Moses and John Simpson. All of a sudden, drafting an offensive lineman early was no longer a top priority for the Jets.

The same could be said about the wide receiver position following the team's signing of Mike Williams. The Jets enter the draft in an envious position where they don't have any pressing roster needs that must be addressed in the first round.

That offers the team incredible flexibility to go in a variety of different directions in this year's draft. What did we do with that flexibility? Here's a look at our latest Jets mock draft courtesy of Pro Football Focus' mock simulator.

Round 1, 17th Overall, NY Jets: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia (via JAX)

Jets/Jags mock draft trade

The Jets find themselves in an excellent position to trade down to accumulate extra draft capital. That's especially important given the team's lack of a second-round pick in such a deep and talented draft class.

Our trade sees the Jets move down seven slots in the first round, picking up a second-round pick in the process. The Jets are fortunate enough that one of their top targets is still available at pick No. 17.

Brock Bowers has emerged as the latest trendy pick for the Jets in mock drafts, and it's easy to see why. The Georgia star is seen as a possibly generational tight end prospect, with many expecting him to be as high as a top-10 pick.

Positional value and team needs push him down the board here as the Jets land a potential offensive cornerstone with the 18th overall pick. Bowers fills the role of an additional offensive weapon for the Jets.