NY Jets mock draft roundup: Brock Bowers, OL dominate Top 10

The Jets might be going offense early

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The NY Jets have spent most of the offseason addressing the biggest needs on the roster with short-term veteran additions, finding a new WR2 and left tackle by inking Mike Williams and Tyron Smith to one-year contracts. Once thought to be a lock to take the best OT available at No. 10 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Jets now have flexibility.

The Jets have been connected to Georgia tight end Brock Bowers, regarded as the best tight end prospect in years and the only one at his position expected to go into the first round after the Williams and Smith moves. Bowers was a constant force on offense during his three years at Georgia.

Yahoo Sports was one of many that continued to push the Bowers to New York hype train, as he could form one of the best tight end duos in the league with Tyler Conklin. Pete Prisco and Kyle Stackpole of CBS Sports, however, think the No. 10 pick will be better spent on other offensive upgrades.

Prisco believes the Jets will land another wide receiver, snagging Washington star Rome Odunze after a somewhat unlikely fall to No. 10 overall. Stackpole still thinks the offensive line needs more help, selecting Oregon State right tackle Taliese Fuaga with the tenth overall pick as a potential long-term starter who can learn behind Morgan Moses.

NY Jets Mock Draft Roundup: Brock Bowers, OL, or WR at No. 10

Bowers is regarded by many to be as elite a tight end prospect as Kyle Pitts when he came out of Florida. While he's not as big as Pitts, Bowers is a natural weapon who is an absolute demon with the ball in his hands. Be it as a split-out receiver or in-line tight end, Aaron Rodgers will like throwing to him.

Odunze would be the No. 3 wide receiver on the depth chart behind Garrett Wilson and Williams, but it's not an exaggeration to suggest that his potential is so great that he could make a Pro Bowl every single season. Odunze might be the best route-runner with the best set of hands in this draft class, both of which Rodgers likes in his receivers.

Moses is going to be the starter at right tackle next season, but his age makes it no sure thing he's going to be on the team beyond this season. Fuaga played right tackle almost exclusively at Oregon State, but his raw power and pile-pushing will make him a very attractive prospect.