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 7, 256th Overall, NY Jets: Carter Bradley, QB, South Alabama

The Jets currently hold the final two picks in the 2024 draft, and there's a decent chance the team uses one of those picks to add a developmental Day 3 quarterback prospect.

One name Jets fans should keep an eye on is Carter Bradley. The son of former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, Carter Bradley is a traditional pocket passer who makes up for lackluster athleticism with a cannon for an arm.

Bradley spent a few years at Toledo before transferring to South Alabama where he proceeded to set multiple school records. At 6-foot-3, 216 pounds, Bradley has the prototypical size for the position and an NFL-ready arm that should intrigue teams.

His lack of functional athleticism and creation ability likely limit his ceiling at the NFL level, but he's a worthy Day 3 developmental project who could become a cheap backup for the Jets.

Round 7, 257th Overall, NY Jets: Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington

Why not one more Washington player, right? With the Mr. Irrelevant selection in this year's draft, we took a flyer on longtime Huskies linebacker Edefuan Ulofoshio with the hope that he could develop into a core special-teams player.

Ulofoshio battled injuries at Washington, missing the better part of the 2021 and 2022 seasons before returning in 2023. The 24-year-old proved that he can still play at a high level, earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors and being named a semi-finalist for the Butkus Award.

Ulofoshio is a little undersized for the position at just 6-foot, 235 pounds, but he tested well at the Combine, earning an impressive 9.55 RAS score. He's an excellent tackler whose highlight reel is littered with Quincy Williams-like hits on opposing players.

Options are limited at this stage of the draft, but at least Ulofoshio fits the profile that Robert Saleh typically looks for in linebackers. Combine that with his special-teams upside and leadership qualities and you have a player who could stick around on the Jets' roster.