Round 3, 68th Overall, NY Jets: Cole Bishop, S, Utah
The Jets haven't exactly valued the safety position highly since Joe Douglas took over, and it's shown at times. Don't be surprised to see the team address the position within the first few rounds of next year's draft.
Utah's Cole Bishop is one of the better safety prospects eligible for the 2024 NFL Draft. Bishop is a physical safety who stands at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, and thrives down near the line of scrimmage.
He's not an elite athlete by any means, but Bishop is a strong run defender and efficient tackler — something the Jets could really use in their secondary.
With Jordan Whitehead set to hit free agency this offseason, Bishop could be an ideal replacement, both in the short and long term. He's already a much more consistent tackler than his veteran counterpart.
Round 4, 99th Overall, NY Jets: Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado
One of the most highly-touted college quarterbacks at the moment, Shedeur Sanders could be an ideal developmental quarterback for a Jets team looking ahead to life after Aaron Rodgers.
The son of Deion Sanders followed his father to Colorado this year and has been one of the most prominent reasons behind the program's immediate success. Sanders is a dynamic playmaker with an NFL-caliber arm, even if he's still a little rough around the edges.
It's unclear if Sanders plans to declare for this year's draft, especially in such a loaded class of quarterbacks. If he does, however, he has a chance to establish himself as a Day 1 prospect by the end of the season.
For now, however, he's firmly in the mid-round range, as Pro Football Network's mock simulator suggests. I love this pick for the Jets.