New York Jets Mock Draft Roundup 6.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2023 NFL Draft, we will update our New York Jets Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the New York Jets from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Jets:

CBS Sports - Chris Trapasso (3/9)

13. Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern

In this scenario, the Jets land Aaron Rodgers on the open market and grab a pass-pro wizard in Skoronski to protect one of the edges of the Gang Green offensive line. To get Rodgers, the Jets surrender second and third-round picks in the next two drafts and pass-rusher Micheal Clemons.

ESPN - Todd McShay (3/7)

13. Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

Jones was the fastest lineman at the combine, running a 4.97 in the 40-yard dash. Speed at the position actually translates to success in the NFL. He might have just 19 starts under his belt, but Jones displays a lot of the traits that NFL scouts want to see in an offensive tackle: quick feet, upper-body power, range and snap on initial contact. Oh, and he measured in at 6-5 and 311 pounds with 34 3/4-inch arm length.

Duane Brown is back for the Jets, but he will be 38 years old. George Fant is a free agent, and Mekhi Becton can't stay healthy. No matter who ends up being the Jets' quarterback in 2023, protection will be critical. So I love the idea of bringing in a guy who didn't allow a single sack last season. - Lance Zierlein (3/7)

13. Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

Jones gives the Jets an insurance policy for oft-injured left tackle Mekhi Becton. And if Becton stays healthy, Jones can swing over to play on the right side.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (3/7)

13. Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

The Jets are expected to have Mekhi Becton and Duane Brown under contract for the 2023 season, but the idea of both playing a full season feels farfetched. And, unless the Jets pick up Becton's fifth-year option, this might be the final year for each in Gotham green. If Jones doesn't win a starting tackle job in camp, he has the skill set to play guard early in his career before moving back outside long term.

USA Today - Nate Davis (3/7)

13. Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

It's a given the NYJ will acquire a veteran quarterback this spring, so it stands to reason they should bolster an offensive line set to lose starting OT George Fant and C Connor McGovern in free agency. Johnson (6-6, 313 pounds) can play left tackle or one of the guard spots, which would allow New York to slot him accordingly based on the availability of 2020 first-round OT Mekhi Becton and whether 2021 first-rounder Alijah Vera-Tucker plays inside or at tackle.

The 33rd Team (3/7)

13. Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

The Jets are in need of help at offensive tackle, and they get the super athletic Paris Johnson to protect the quarterback.

Bleacher Report (3/7)

13. Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

The New York Jets are still scrambling to find a starting veteran quarterback option after Derek Carr chose to join the New Orleans Saints. The situation will continue to play itself out over the coming weeks. Whoever steps behind center better do so behind a reworked offensive front.

Mekhi Becton's up-and-down performance during his first three seasons (including missing the 2022 season with a knee injury) hasn't been inspiring in the least. George Fant, meanwhile, is a pending free agent. Offensive tackle could once again use an upgrade, even with Duane Brown deciding to return for another season.

Georgia's Broderick Jones presents as much raw potential and athleticism as any offensive line prospect in this year's class.

"The Jets land arguably the most physically gifted tackle in the class in Broderick Jones," Thorn said. "He provides insurance at a premium position.

"Jones fits the mold of the powerful, strong and physical tackles that general manager Joe Douglas has coveted during his tenure. This selection also provides New York with a very young player whose skill set requires a significant runway to add much-needed polish before likely turning into a plus-starter at a premium position."

Even with Becton and Brown on the roster, Jones may be far too talented for Douglas not to strongly consider.

Touchdown Wire - Doug Farrar (3/6)

13. Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

We have absoletely no idea what the Jets' quarterback situation will look like in 2023 and beyond, as as that's still shaking out, let's give the team a bit of offensive security with Johnston, potentially the most explosive receiver in this class. I spent last Wednesday night watching Johnston run practice 40-yard dashes in the lower lobby of the Omni Severin hotel in Indy with the EXOS fitness group, and that was quite an experience to have a man this big (6-foot-3, 208 pounds) coming at you this fast.

Johnston isn't yet a fully-developed receiver, but as he can burn cornerbacks on vertical routes, and can take any screen or slant to the house at any given time, that's good enough for now.

Los Angeles Times - Sam Farmer (3/4)

13. Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

The Jets got their flash at the top of last year's draft with cornerback Sauce Gardner and receiver Garrett Wilson, and now they need someone to stem the onslaught of sacks.

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