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New York Jets mock draft 2023

The New York Jets draft is going to be vital for team building. Robert Saleh’s squad started out strong last season but faltered big time down the stretch.

While the quarterback position has received headlines in Jersey thus far, there are other moves the Jets must make in order to be taken seriously as contenders in the AFC East next season.

Below, we provide you with our full seven-round New York Jets mock draft for 2023 with analysis mixed in.

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New York Jets draft needs 2023

Here is a list of the New York Jets draft needs heading into the 2023 offseason

  • Offensive tackle
  • Wide receiver
  • Defensive tackle
  • Linebacker
  • Safety

2023 New York Jets draft picks

  • Round 1, 15th overall
  • Round 2, 43rd overall
  • Round 3, 74th overall
  • Round 4, 112th overall
  • Round 5, 145th overall

New York Jets mock draft: Building off 2022 draft haul

Sportsnaut used Pro Football Focus’ NFL Draft simulator, which provides the flexibility to trade and work through a variety of scenarios. Let’s dive into our Jets mock draft.

Round 1, 15th overall: Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

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The Jets might very well return veteran Duane Brown next season. But he’s north of 37 years old and is on his final legs. Meanwhile, the loss of left tackle Mekhi Becton for the entire 2022 season impacted New York’s struggling passing game.

A former star at Ohio State, Johnson excelled during drills at the NFL Scouting Combine. He’s as athletic and versatile as they come after playing all five offensive line positions for the Buckeyes. Johnson would be able to slot in at right tackle and eventually take over on the other side for the yet-to-be-named starting quarterback in 2023.

Round 2, 43rd overall: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

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Talk about someone who did a great job during the combine to up his stock. He displayed the athleticism that some thought was missing with the Hawkeyes (6.74 three-cone drill, 37.5-inch vertical). It’s also not like he wasn’t productive at Iowa (125 tackles, 2 INT as a senior last season).

To say that New York needs help at linebacker would be an understatement. Quincy Williams yielded an 86.3% completion when targeted. And while C.J. Mosley played well, he continues to be a salary cap albatross and is clearly past his prime. In this scenario, New York adds a rising player who could contribute quickly.

New York Jets mock draft

  • Round 1, 13th overall: Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State
  • Round 2, 43rd overall: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
  • Round 4, 112th overall: Anthony Johnson Jr., S, Iowa State
  • Round 5, 143rd overall: Jalen Moreno-Cropper, WR, Fresno State
  • Round 6, 170th overall: Jacob Slade, DT, Michigan State
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