NY Jets trade down and address OL in 7-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 2, 42 Overall, NY Jets: John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota

The Jets finally get their center with John Michael Schmitz at this spot. Whether the Jets sign Ben Jones or not, Schmitz would be a smart pick.

Schmitz is an older prospect at 24 years old, but he has the potential to be the Jets' long-term answer at center. He has great size for a center at 6-foot-3, 301 pounds, and per PFF, over his last three seasons at Minnesota, Schmitz allowed just two sacks in over 2,000 snaps.

If the Jets do not sign Jones, Schmitz, or one of the other centers in this spot becomes a necessity, as it’s almost April and the Jets do not have a starting center on the roster yet.

Round 2, 54 Overall, NY Jets: Sydney Brown, S, Illinois

The Jets added Chuck Clark, and so far they still have Jordan Whitehead, but either way, they could still use another safety. Sydney Brown would be a good option to take a chance on in this spot.

Brown is a very experienced college player, having played five seasons at Illinois and had six interceptions this past season. He also had a great Combine performance with a 4.47 40-yard dash, a 40.5-inch vertical jump, and a 10-foot-10-inch broad jump.

An athlete like Brown would bring an interesting element to the Jets' safety room.

Round 3, 85 Overall, NY Jets: DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas

The Jets brought back Quincy Williams, but so far, they have not brought back Kwon Alexander, so another linebacker is a need. 

DeMarvion Overshown is another fifth-year player who could make sense to fill that spot. Overshown was a safety who converted to linebacker and had an impressive final season at Texas. In 12 games, he racked up almost 100 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 4.0 sacks.