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 7, 253rd Overall, NY Jets: Kedon Slovis, QB, BYU

The Jets are currently projected to have three of the final five picks in this year's draft thanks to a trio of compensatory selections. We decided to use the first of those three picks on a developmental QB prospect.

Yes, it's another BYU quarterback. As the Jets prepare to say goodbye to Zach Wilson this offseason, perhaps the team could consider adding another BYU QB to replace him in Kedon Slovis.

Slovis is a former USC standout who recorded the fastest 40-yard dash time of any quarterback at the Combine. He has good size and athleticism, although his arm strength and deep accuracy are lacking for the NFL level. Slovis would ideally compete for the third-string QB job in New York.

Round 7, 254th Overall, NY Jets: Isaac Rex, TE, BYU

With the very next pick, we decided to reunite Slovis with his college tight end, Isaac Rex. Rex spent five years at BYU, and while he never topped 450 yards in a season, he was an ever-reliable part of the Cougars' offense.

At 6-foot-6, 247 pounds, Rex is a physical player, both as a receiver and blocker. Rex doesn't have standout physical traits, and his injury history is notable, but he can at least compete for a back-end roster spot with 2023 seventh-round pick Zack Kuntz.

Round 7, 257th Overall, NY Jets: Cedric Johnson, EDGE, Mississippi

It wouldn't be a Jets draft without a pass rusher. With the final pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Jets selected Mississippi edge rusher Cedric Johnson as this year's Mr. Irrelevant.

Johnson is an exceptional athlete, registering an outstanding 9.67 RAS (Relative Athletic Score) that ranked 55th among all 1,637 defensive end prospects since 1987.

The 21-year-old Alabama native fits the profile of a standout edge rusher with good size and excellent burst, although his tape and production never matched his potential. I'd love to see if he could develop in a Robert Saleh defense that could maximize his physical traits.

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