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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Round 2, 48th Overall, NY Jets: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan (via JAX)

The addition of a second-round pick opens up a world of possibilities for the Jets on Day 2, and instead of reaching for an offensive lineman at this spot, we added yet another playmaker in Michigan's Roman Wilson.

The most important trait for wide receiver prospects coming out of college is separation skills. Wilson might be the best pure separator in his draft class.

At 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Wilson is undersized and isn't the most physically dominant receiver, but he makes up for it with outstanding route-running ability, explosive speed, and excellent hands.

Wilson would be a day-one contributor in the Jets' offense, giving the team a better WR3 option than Allen Lazard. With Mike Williams on a one-year deal and Garrett Wilson's extension eligibility next offseason, it makes sense for the Jets to get younger and cheaper at wide receiver.

Roman Wilson is one of my favorite wide receiver prospects in this year's class. He'd be a phenomenal get for the Jets.

Round 3, 72nd Overall, NY Jets: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

Even after adding three new starting offensive linemen this offseason, the Jets could still use some extra depth. That's especially true given that both Tyron Smith and Morgan Moses are on one-year deals.

We addressed that depth with the addition of Houston's Patrick Paul here in the third round. Paul is an experienced NFL prospect, having started 44 games over four years as Houston's starting left tackle.

At 6-foot-7, 331 pounds, Paul has outstanding size and athleticism for the position. He's still a work in progress from a technical standpoint, but Paul has the physical traits and alpha-dog mindset to be a long-term starter in the NFL.

Paul is an ideal developmental left tackle prospect who can sit and learn behind Smith for a year before possibly taking over the starting job in 2025.