NY Jets trade for Lamar Jackson in 7-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 3, 74th Overall, NY Jets: Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

Without a first or second-round pick, the Jets are forced to make any major offseason additions in free agency. That means the four remaining players the Jets will add in the draft probably shouldn't be viewed as instant day-one starters.

That said, Syracuse offensive tackle Matthew Bergeron has the ability to play early in his career if need be. A four-year starter at Syracuse, Bergeron has seen extensive playing time at both left and right tackle, starting his career at right tackle before switching sides in 2020.

At 6-foot-5, 320 pounds, Bergeron moves very well for a person his size and would be a good fit in a zone-blocking scheme in the NFL. He isn't the most powerful finisher, and he might never be a great run blocker, but Bergeron is technically sound and athletic enough to stick at tackle at the next level.

Bergeron could come in and compete for a starting job right away with the floor of being a solid swing tackle for the Jets. That's exactly what they need.

Round 4, 112th Overall, NY Jets: Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State

Daiyan Henley is one of the most unique prospects in this year's draft. A former two-star recruit, Henley originally committed to Nevada as a wide receiver. He spent the first three years of his collegiate career as a wide receiver and return man before transitioning to the defensive side of the ball.

Henley transferred to Washington State last year and ended up earning first-team All-Pac 12 honors as a senior. Given that he's been in college since 2017, Henley is one of the older prospects in this year's draft (he turned 23 in November).

But it's the athletic upside that teams will see in the California native. Henley is an excellent athlete for the linebacker position with the ball skills of a wide receiver. He's continued to improve each year in college, and with more development, he could become quite the impact player for an NFL team.

Quincy Williams and Kwon Alexander are both set to be free agents this offseason, and the Jets could look to add Henley as a developmental linebacker behind C.J. Mosley and either Williams or Alexander.