NY Jets 7-round mock draft following the Tyron Smith signing

The Jets have a lot more draft flexibility now

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Round 4, 135th Overall, NY Jets: Jordan Travis, QB, Florida State

The addition of Tyron Smith gives the Jets significant draft flexibility, so much so that it wouldn't be a surprise to see the team add a developmental quarterback at some point on Day 3. Here we take a chance on Florida State's Jordan Travis with the final pick in the fourth round.

Travis is one of the most experienced quarterbacks in this class, having appeared in almost 50 collegiate games. He will turn 24 years old just a few days after the draft, but that experience works in his favor.

Travis is an excellent athlete who extends plays with his legs and creates plays outside of structure. His lack of size and top-tier arm strength prevents him from being a top-draft pick, as does the fact that he's coming off a devastating season-ending leg injury.

NFL teams will love Travis's leadership and resilience, and he just seems like someone who should continue to get better at the next level. He's a worthy prospect to develop behind Aaron Rodgers as the Jets' new QB3 in the short term.

Round 6, 185th Overall, NY Jets: Daijahn Anthony, S, Ole Miss

The Jets parted ways with Jordan Whitehead and could say goodbye to Ashtyn Davis this offseason. While the team did bring back Chuck Clark, the Jets' safety room could look pretty different in 2024.

If Davis walks, the Jets might need to add a safety who can fill his role on special teams and perhaps develop into a defensive role. That player could be Daijahn Anthony.

Anthony transferred to Ole Miss from Liberty prior to his senior season, earning an invite to both the 2024 NFL Combine and East-West Shrine Bowl following a strong campaign.

Anthony is a hard-hitting physical safety who can hold up in coverage. He's probably never going to be a deep-coverage safety, but his tackling and athletic abilities should make him an early special-teams contributor.