NY Jets fortify their OL with surprising pick in 7-round mock draft

The Jets are committed to fixing their offensive line

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Round 3, 72nd Overall, NY Jets: Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington

From one standout Washington player to another, Jalen McMillan may have been overlooked in a loaded Huskies receiving corps, but he has a chance to be a really good NFL player.

McMillan is one of the better route runners in this class. The 22-year-old blends above-average speed with impressive body control, making him a dangerous weapon over the middle of the field.

McMillan primarily aligned in the slot at Washington, but that was largely due to the presence of Rome Odunze and Ja'Lynn Polk. He has the physicality and route-running to play both in the slot and on the outside.

The Jets should still be looking to add to their wide receiver room, even after signing Mike Williams. McMillan gives them an NFL-ready wide receiver prospect who could develop into a very solid NFL contributor.

Round 4, 111th Overall, NY Jets: Cole Bishop, S, Utah

The Jets are expected to prioritize the offensive side of the ball in this year's draft, but one position on defense that could still use some work is safety. That's why someone like Cole Bishop makes sense early on Day 3.

Bishop is a physical, high-IQ safety prospect with excellent size and tackling ability. At 6-foot-2, 207 pounds, Bishop thrives in the box as an instinctual run defender with the athleticism to hold up in coverage.

Despite his "box safety" label, Bishop recorded an incredible 9.82 RAS (Relative Athlete Score) at this year's NFL Combine, proving he has the athleticism to match his physicality.

Bishop is at his best when allowed to sit near the line of scrimmage as a read-and-react box safety. The Jets could develop him to be Chuck Clark's eventual replacement.