Updated NY Jets projected depth chart after the 2024 NFL Draft

What's what the new-look Jets' roster looks like
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The NY Jets added a total of seven new rookies to their roster this past week in the 2024 NFL Draft. Those rookies join a revamped Jets team that has genuine Super Bowl aspirations entering the 2024 season.

With so much roster turnover, it can be difficult to keep track of what the current iteration of the squad looks like. We're here to help you with that.

Here is an updated look at the Jets' depth chart following the 2024 NFL Draft. Note that this only includes players officially on the roster, so undrafted free agents who have not officially signed yet are not included.

NY Jets quarterbacks

  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Tyrod Taylor
  • Jordan Travis (R)

The Jets will have a new-look quarterback room in 2024. Aaron Rodgers returns from injury, and he will be joined by two new backups in veteran Tyrod Taylor and rookie fifth-round pick Jordan Travis.

Taylor is a significant upgrade over Zach Wilson as the team's primary backup while Travis gives the Jets a developmental QB3 who can learn behind the two veterans ahead of him.

Travis might miss the start of the 2024 season after suffering a broken leg late in 2023. The Jets reportedly signed West Florida quarterback Peewee Jarrett as an undrafted free agent, so keep an eye on him this summer as well.

NY Jets running backs

  • Breece Hall
  • Braelon Allen (R)
  • Israel Abanikanda
  • Isaiah Davis (R)
  • Xazavian Valladay
  • Jacques Patrick
  • Nick Bawden (FB)

The Jets will move forward with one of the youngest running back rooms in the NFL. Breece Hall is the unchallenged lead back, but the competition for the backup spots behind him will be interesting.

The Jets don't seem particularly high on 2023 fifth-round pick Israel Abanikanda, and he now has extra competition in the form of rookies Braelon Allen and Isaiah Davis. Those three will all compete for the backup running back spots.

Abanikanda isn't a lock to make the 53-man roster after an unimpressive rookie season.

NY Jets wide receivers

  • Garrett Wilson
  • Mike Williams
  • Allen Lazard
  • Malachi Corley (R)
  • Xavier Gipson
  • Jason Brownlee
  • Irvin Charles
  • Malik Taylor
  • Lance McCutcheon

The Jets added two new pieces to their wide receiver room this offseason, signing Mike Williams in free agency before drafting Malachi Corley in the third round. It's possible they still add another player as well.

Williams is still recovering from a torn ACL, but the Jets hope to have him ready for Week 1. Corley and Lazard will compete for reps at WR3, with the former likely spending time in the slot.

Others like Xavier Gipson, Jason Brownlee, Irvin Charles, and Malik Taylor will compete for depth roster spots.

NY Jets tight ends

  • Tyler Conklin
  • Jeremy Ruckert
  • Kenny Yeboah
  • Zack Kuntz

The Jets' tight ends are some of the biggest winners of the 2024 NFL Draft after the team passed on adding Georgia's Brock Bowers in the first round. That means Tyler Conklin and Jeremy Ruckert will return as the Jets' top two tight ends.

The Jets reportedly added a pair of undrafted tight ends who could compete for a roster spot alongside special-teams standout Kenny Yeboah and 2024 seventh-round pick Zack Kuntz.

NY Jets offensive line

  • LT: Tyron Smith, Olu Fashanu, Obinna Eze
  • LG: John Simpson, Xavier Newman, Vitaliy Gurman
  • C: Joe Tippmann, Wes Schweitzer
  • RG: Alijah Vera-Tucker, Jake Hanson, Chris Glaser
  • RT: Morgan Moses, Carter Warren, Max Mitchell, Austin Deculus

No position group received a more significant makeover this offseason than the offensive line. Tyron Smith, Morgan Moses, and John Simpson have been brought in to give the Jets three new starters along what was arguably the weakest position group on the roster last year.

The Jets also drafted Penn State's Olu Fashanu with the 11th overall pick in the first round, giving the team much-needed depth behind Smith and Moses. Don't be surprised if the Jets add one more interior depth piece, possibly in the form of Connor McGovern.

NY Jets defensive ends

  • Haason Reddick
  • Jermaine Johnson
  • Will McDonald
  • Micheal Clemons
  • Jalyn Holmes

This position group suddenly feels a little thin following the untimely departure of John Franklin-Myers during draft week. Haason Reddick will help mitigate the loss of Bryce Huff, but there is no obvious replacement for Franklin-Myers.

Will McDonald and Micheal Clemons both figure to receive an uptick in playing time in 2024. Keep an eye on reported undrafted signings like Braiden McGregor and Eric Watts, who (if officially signed) could make waves and push for roster spots this summer.

Don't be surprised to see the Jets explore adding another defensive lineman, possibly someone like Calais Campbell in free agency.

NY Jets defensive tackles

  • Quinnen Williams
  • Javon Kinlaw
  • Solomon Thomas
  • Leki Fotu
  • Tanzel Smart
  • Bruce Hector
  • Marquiss Spencer
  • Manny Jones

The Jets swapped out Quinton Jefferson for Javon Kinlaw and Al Woods for Leki Fotu this offseason, giving the team two new defensive tackles to join the returning Quinnen Williams and Solomon Thomas.

Those figure to be your top four defensive tackles, but keep an eye on undrafted rookie Leonard Taylor III (not officially signed yet) who could push for playing time. Taylor is a former five-star recruit who surprisingly went undrafted.

NY Jets linebackers

  • C.J. Mosley
  • Quincy Williams
  • Jamien Sherwood
  • Chazz Surratt
  • Zaire Barnes
  • Marcelino McCrary-Ball

This unit remains entirely unchanged from last year. C.J. Mosley and Quincy Williams form arguably the best linebacker duo in the NFL. Jamien Sherwood and Chazz Surratt are core special-teamers and quality backups.

The Jets might hope to see more from 2023 draft pick Zaire Barnes who isn't guaranteed a roster spot. The team likes former undrafted rookie Marcelino McCrary-Ball who impressed on special teams last year.

NY Jets cornerbacks

  • Sauce Gardner
  • D.J. Reed
  • Michael Carter II
  • Isaiah Oliver
  • Brandin Echols
  • Qwant'ez Stiggers (R)
  • Tae Hayes

The best cornerback room in the NFL got even better this offseason. Isaiah Oliver, who played nearly 50 percent of defensive snaps for the San Francisco 49ers last year, has been brought in to replace Bryce Hall.

The Jets also drafted former CFL standout Qwant'ez Stiggers in the fifth round to compete with Brandin Echols and provide extra secondary depth. And, of course, there is no better cornerback trio in the NFL than Sauce Gardner, D.J. Reed, and Michael Carter II.

NY Jets safeties

  • Chuck Clark
  • Tony Adams
  • Ashtyn Davis
  • Jarrick Bernard-Converse
  • Jaylen Key (R)

The Jets re-signed both Chuck Clark, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, and Ashtyn Davis this offseason to join Tony Adams in a very similar safety room.

This position group may look uninspiring on paper, but it's important to note the Jets are paying just over $4 million for their entire safety room in 2024. That's remarkable value. Mr. Irrelevant Jaylen Key will compete with Jarrick Bernard-Converse for a depth spot.

NY Jets specialists

  • Greg Zuerlein (K)
  • Austin Seibert (K)
  • Thomas Morstead (P)
  • Thomas Hennessy (LS)

No changes here. Greg Zuerlein, Thomas Morstead, and Thomas Hennessy form one of the best special-teams units in the NFL. Both Zuerlein and Morstead were wisely re-signed in the offseason as the Jets kept the band together.

Seibert, who kicked in one game for the Jets last year, was signed to a futures contract in January and is likely little more than a camp body.