Updated NY Jets roster, depth chart ahead of 2023 NFL Draft

NY Jets roster, Zach Wilson
NY Jets roster, Zach Wilson / Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The NY Jets have a total of 65 players on their roster entering the 2023 NFL Draft. With six picks to make, at the time of writing, in this year's draft, the Jets are set to add at least a handful more players to that roster this weekend.

There are a few holes the Jets will be looking to fill in this week's draft. A closer look at their current depth chart sheds light on which positions the Jets will hope to address.

Let's take a quick look at the current Jets roster and depth chart.

NY Jets quarterbacks

  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Zach Wilson
  • Tim Boyle
  • Chris Streveler

The expectation is that Aaron Rodgers will be added to this list in the near future, but for now, Zach Wilson remains atop the Jets' quarterback depth chart.

Expect Wilson to compete with Tim Boyle this summer for the backup job with Rodgers slotted in as QB1. Chris Streveler will hope to stick with the Jets' practice squad again.

NY Jets running backs

  • Breece Hall
  • Michael Carter
  • Zonovan Knight
  • Ty Johnson
  • Nick Bawden (FB)

Breece Hall is returning from a torn ACL, but all signs suggest he will be ready for Week 1. Unless the Jets add a running back in the 2023 NFL Draft, a top four of Hall, Michael Carter, Zonovan Knight, and Ty Johnson appears pretty set.

Carter and Knight provide young, cheap, and competent depth behind Hall. Nick Bawden could stick with the team if the Jets opt to carry a fullback.

NY Jets wide receivers

  • Garrett Wilson
  • Allen Lazard
  • Corey Davis
  • Mecole Hardman
  • Denzel Mims
  • Irvin Charles
  • Malik Taylor
  • Diontae Spencer

The Jets revamped their wide receiver room this offseason, signing Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman. At the moment, Corey Davis is still on the roster, although there's a chance he's traded or released prior to Week 1.

Garrett Wilson is the obvious WR1, while Lazard, Davis, and Hardman round out the top four. Denzel Mims will compete for reps if he's not moved this offseason as well.

NY Jets tight ends

  • Tyler Conklin
  • C.J. Uzomah
  • Jeremy Ruckert
  • Kenny Yeboah

There have been rumblings that the Jets could add a tight end in what is widely considered to be a deep and talented tight-end draft class this year. Until then, however, this is what the current group looks like.

Tyler Conklin and C.J. Uzomah return as the team's top tandem. The Jets hope to get Jeremy Ruckert more involved this year after a quiet rookie season.

NY Jets offensive tackles

  • Duane Brown
  • Mekhi Becton
  • Max Mitchell
  • Cedric Ogbuehi
  • Adam Pankey
  • Eric Smith
  • Greg Senat

The Jets will, in all likelihood, add to this position in the draft. Duane Brown is currently penciled in as the starting left tackle, with Mekhi Becton and Max Mitchell competing for the right tackle job.

That could very well change if the Jets draft an offensive tackle in the first round, however. Brown's starting job is not a lock. Cedric Ogbuehi provides solid swing tackle depth.

NY Jets offensive guards/centers

  • Laken Tomlinson
  • Alijah Vera-Tucker
  • Connor McGovern (C)
  • Wes Schweitzer (G/C)
  • Trystan Colon (G/C)
  • Chris Glaser

The Jets re-signed Connor McGovern on Monday, giving the team a starting-caliber center ahead of the draft. Laken Tomlinson and Alijah Vera-Tucker are pretty much locked into the two starting guard jobs.

Wes Schweitzer and Trystan Colon were signed to provide reliable interior depth, although neither projects as a starting center. Don't be surprised if the Jets add a center in the draft, even after re-signing McGovern.

NY Jets defensive ends

  • Carl Lawson
  • John Franklin-Myers
  • Jermaine Johnson
  • Bryce Huff
  • Micheal Clemons
  • Bradlee Anae

Robert Saleh loves his defensive line depth, and the Jets sure have plenty of talent at defensive end. Carl Lawson, John Franklin-Myers, Jermaine Johnson, Bryce Huff, and Micheal Clemons make the Jets five-deep at the position.

Don't be surprised to see the team add another edge rusher in the 2023 NFL Draft as well. Bradlee Anae flashed last summer and will look to prove himself again this year.

NY Jets defensive tackles

  • Quinnen Williams
  • Quinton Jefferson
  • Solomon Thomas
  • Tanzel Smart
  • Isaiah Mack
  • Marquiss Spencer

This is another position where the Jets seem likely to add another body. Quinnen Williams is a legitimate Defensive Player of the Year candidate, but the Jets could use some extra depth at this spot.

Quinton Jefferson is a solid veteran pass-rusher, while Solomon Thomas is acceptable as a fourth defensive tackle. The Jets can use more of a prototypical run-stuffer in the mold of Al Woods or A'Shawn Robinson.

NY Jets linebackers

  • C.J. Mosley
  • Quincy Williams
  • Jamien Sherwood
  • Hamsah Nasirildeen
  • Chazz Surratt

The Jets re-signed Quincy Williams to a three-year extension this offseason, reuniting him with the incumbent C.J. Mosley. The team is still searching for a third linebacker, however.

The Jets could re-sign Kwon Alexander (who remains a free agent), search for a new linebacker in the draft, or roll with the young guys they already have on their roster. If the latter is their choice, look for Jamien Sherwood to potentially fill that role.

NY Jets cornerbacks

  • Sauce Gardner
  • D.J. Reed
  • Michael Carter II
  • Brandin Echols
  • Bryce Hall
  • Justin Hardee
  • Jimmy Moreland
  • Craig James

The Jets arguably have the deepest and most talented cornerback room in football. Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed are a superstar duo, while Michael Carter II is one of the better nickel cornerbacks in the NFL.

Brandin Echols and Bryce Hall are fantastic depth pieces, while Justin Hardee is a special-teams captain. Barring a trade of someone like Hall, I wouldn't expect the Jets to make many changes to this position.

NY Jets safeties

  • Jordan Whitehead
  • Chuck Clark
  • Tony Adams
  • Ashtyn Davis
  • Will Parks

The Jets parted ways with Lamarcus Joyner in free agency and seemingly replaced him with former Baltimore Ravens safety Chuck Clark. Clark and Jordan Whitehead are penciled in as the team's projected starting safeties.

It's possible the Jets look to add more of a true free safety in the draft, but for now, Clark and Whitehead are the starters with Tony Adams, Ashtyn Davis, and Will Parks competing for depth spots.

NY Jets specialists

  • Greg Zuerlein (K)
  • Thomas Morstead (P)
  • Thomas Hennessy (LS)

The Jets shook up their specialists depth chart this offseason, bringing back veteran Thomas Morstead and waiving former sixth-round pick Braden Mann.

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Morstead joins a returning Greg Zuerlein and Thomas Hennessy in what could be a pretty good special-teams unit for Gang Green in 2023.