Ranking the Jets’ 2024 draft picks by impact they’ll make as rookies

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The NY Jets may not have had the most draft capital at their disposal in the 2024 NFL Draft, but Joe Douglas still managed to address some of their holes on the offensive line and at wide receiver. Simultaneously, the depth on offense became much better.

The Jets are gunning for a championship, which could be a sign the team will be more likely to lean on veteran players over younger members. Those who subscribe to that theory would point to how Will McDonald and Carter Warren were handled last season.

However, the Jets made some picks with the express intention of getting them on the field during their rookie season. Some of them will have a bigger impact than others, especially some of the skill position players surrounding Aaron Rodgers.

Ranking the Jets’ 2024 draft picks by impact they’ll make as rookies

7. SAF Jaylen Key

Whenever you get picked with the final selection in the draft, you're facing an uphill climb to even make the roster. Key is a big safety with good athleticism, but he'll need to show that he can improve his coverage skills enough to where he can be trusted with regular snaps.

6. QB Jordan Travis

If Travis, who is working his way back from an injury, plays at all this season, something has likely gone horribly wrong. The Jets are rightfully interested in developing him as a possible long-term backup, but he is firmly the third-string quarterback behind Rodgers and Tyrod Taylor at this moment in time.

Travis is still worth keeping tabs on, as he is a quality playmaker with the ability to whip the ball to all levels of the field. His accuracy and playmaking are among the best of the Day 3 prospects in this class. The Florida State legend just needs to watch and learn this season.

Jordan Travis will be a backup for the NY Jets

5. RB Isaiah Davis

Davis' best-case scenario is securing an RB3 role and a semi-regular spot on special teams. Davis has some intriguing power and receiving skill when called upon, but he'll need to show better ball security and pass protection than Israel Abanikanda to beat out the former fifth-round pick.