The NY Jets managed to defeat their archrival New England Patriots for the first time in nearly a decade on Sunday, snapping a 15-game losing streak against their division foes.
It was a joyous occasion for the Jets players and coaches, who may very well have ended Bill Belichick's Patriots career with a loss to the team he spent years tormenting. However, it was a bittersweet win for fans rooting for draft position.
A loss in this game would've secured the Jets the sixth-overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, giving the team a golden opportunity to add one of the top offensive tackle prospects. Instead, a win sends them plummeting down the draft order.
Now that the 2024 regular season is essentially over, we can take a look at the official order for this year's draft. Here is where the Jets stand after today's win over New England.
Where do the NY Jets pick in the 2024 NFL Draft?
The Jets will officially have the 10th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft after finishing the season with a 7-10 record.
The Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears both finished with the same record but have the strength of schedule tiebreaker over the Jets. The Minnesota Vikings are also 7-10, but the Jets have the tiebreaker over them and will pick 11th overall, one spot behind the Jets.
While the Jets might miss out on the consensus top tackle prospects in this year's draft, Notre Dame's Joe Alt and Penn State's Olu Fashanu, they should still have an opportunity to draft an instant-impact offensive player.
Other tackle prospects such as Oregon State's Taliese Fuaga, Alabama's JC Latham, and Georgia's Amarius Mims are all projected first-round picks who could go as high as the top 10.
There should also be some top-tier wide receiver prospects available, with names like LSU's Malik Nabers and Washington's Rome Odunze both frequently being discussed in top-10 conversations.
The Jets didn't help their draft position on Sunday, but they can take solace in knowing that they didn't help the Patriots secure a top-two pick, either. The Washington Commanders hold the No. 2 overall pick over the Patriots by virtue of the strength-of-schedule tiebreaker.
Start firing up those mock drafts because the Jets' draft position is official. They will have the 10th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.