NY Jets 7-round mock draft following the NFL Combine

The Jets fixed their OL early in this post-Combine mock draft

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Round 3, 72nd Overall, NY Jets: Christian Haynes, OG, Connecticut

It's difficult to predict exactly where the Jets will go with their mid-round picks without knowing what the team does in free agency first. For now, all we can do is draft for need — and the offensive line is undoubtedly the team's biggest need.

That's why we doubled up here, selecting Connecticut guard Christian Haynes in the third round. Haynes is an experienced player, starting 49 consecutive games at right guard over four years with the Huskies.

At 6-foot-3, 317 pounds, Haynes may be a tad undersized for the NFL, but he makes up for it with an NFL-ready skill set, solid fundamentals, above-average athleticism, and impressive raw power.

The Jets will be in the market for offensive line help in free agency, but Haynes has the potential to step in as a day-one starter at right guard if need be. This is a good value pick at this stage of the draft.

Round 4, 112th Overall, NY Jets: Javon Baker, WR, UCF

This year's draft class is absolutely loaded with Day 2 and Day 3 wide receiver prospects, so much so that some are bound to slip through the cracks and get overlooked. That's been the case for UCF's Javon Baker.

A former Alabama recruit, Baker transferred to UCF in 2022 before breaking out as one of the more productive receivers in the country this past season. His 52 catches for 1,139 yards helped him earn first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2023.

It should come as no surprise that Baker has been overlooked this draft cycle. At 6-foot-1, 202 pounds, Baker doesn't have elite size, speed, or athleticism as compared to his position-mates. Instead, he offers a well-rounded skill set that should allow him to contribute early in his NFL career.

He reminds me of underrated receivers like Kendrick Bourne or Josh Palmer. Baker is a rock-solid route-runner, has reliable hands, and doubles as an excellent run blocker. He would be an asset to any NFL offense.