NY Jets land new star OL in 7-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 5, 145 Overall, NY Jets: Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati

This year's wide receiver class may not be as top-heavy as recent classes have been, but there's plenty of depth. Cincinnati's Tyler Scott is one of those mid-tier prospects who could prove to be a draft-day steal.

Scott isn't the biggest wide receiver, at just 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, but he more than makes up for it with his speed, explosiveness, and route running. His ability to separate is up there with some of the best receivers in this class, and he's dangerous with the ball in his hands.

On top of that, Scott plays bigger than he is. He has no problem elevating above defenders and high-pointing balls above his head. His catch radius is very impressive for a player his size.

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compares Scott to former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, and I can absolutely see him putting together a similar career if he reaches his potential. This is a great value pick in Round 5.

Round 6, 185th Overall, NY Jets: Jerome Carvin, iOL, Tennessee

The Jets might need to replenish some of their interior offensive line depth this offseason with the likes of Dan Feeney and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif set to be free agents, not to mention starting center Connor McGovern.

Tennessee's Jerome Carvin is an experienced, versatile lineman who projects as a long-term backup in the NFL. Carvin started 42 games at Tennessee and has experience playing all three interior offensive line positions.

He lacks the athleticism and raw power to ever be a star in the NFL, but I can imagine him having a very successful career as a fringe starter. He's everything you want in a backup offensive lineman and a perfect replacement for Feeney.

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Assuming the Jets find their starting center in free agency, targeting someone like Carvin on Day 3 makes sense for a Jets team that needs offensive line depth.