NY Jets trade up for future All-Pro WR in 7 round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

The Jets made a superstar addition in our latest mock draft
Malik Nabers
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Round 7, 256th Overall, NY Jets: Myles Cole, DL, Texas Tech

You didn't think the Jets would go a draft without adding a defensive lineman, did you? Even after bolstering their edge-rush and interior group in the offseason, don't be surprised if the Jets draft another potential piece in their defensive line rotation.

Myles Cole has the ability to compete for playing time in a fringe tweener role, similar to the likes of John Franklin-Myers and Micheal Clemons. He could be viewed as a potential Franklin-Myers replacement if he continues to develop.

At 6-foot-6, 278 pounds, Cole has elite length and a high athletic ceiling even if his college production never matches his traits. Those are the kind of players you want to take a chance on at this stage of the draft.

Cole still needs to continue working on the nuances of his game, but he has the potential to be an excellent power rusher and interior disruptor. His versatility to play all over the defensive line is also a huge bonus.

Round 7, 257th Overall, NY Jets: Cole Burgess, WR, SUNY Cortland

Let's have some fun with the Mr. Irrelevant pick. The Jets bookend their 2024 draft class with wide receivers, although SUNY Cortland's Cole Burgess doesn't exactly have the same level of hype that Malik Nabers does.

Burgess helped Cortland win the Division III National Championship this past season, setting numerous school records with an 87-catch, 1,375-yard, 16-touchdown season. That helped him him first-team All-American honors for Division III.

Burgess has legitimate 4.45 speed with the downfield explosiveness to make him a viable deep threat in the NFL. He faces a steep climb in competition and could probably fill out his frame a little more, but Burgess has track speed and is very effective at tracking the ball down the field.

Why not use the final pick in the NFL Draft on a feel-good local story who could compete for a roster spot in training camp? Burgess will find a home on an NFL roster this summer — it might just be the Jets.