New York Jets 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Christian Gonzalez Pairs With Sauce Gardner

New York Jets 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Christian Gonzalez Pairs With Sauce Gardner

The 2023 NFL mock draft cycle is sure to pick up steam now that the NFL regular season is over. Using the Pro Football Network Mock Draft Simulator, the latest New York Jets NFL Mock Draft goes seven rounds, making every pick for the Jets. In these scenarios, trades were active among others via the Mock Draft Simulator, but the Jets held steady and did not make any trades.

Latest New York Jets 2023 NFL Mock Draft

Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon | Round 1, Pick 13

An ascending player, Christian Gonzalez showcased the potential to be a lockdown cornerback at Oregon this past season. Pairing Gonzalez and Sauce Gardner is only right, given both present elite-level skills along the boundary.

The name of the game is stopping the pass, and the combination of Gonzalez and Gardner would do it better than most duos in the league. Gonzalez has plenty of size, speed, and range to be put on an island, and his ball skills are among the best in the class.

Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State | Round 2, Pick 43

Wreaking havoc at a variety of outside alignments, Felix Anudike-Uzomah can beat opposing tackles in a number of ways. Anudike-Uzomah once recorded six sacks in a single game (though two caused fumbles and weren’t credited as sacks), proving he can take over from the edge.

He’s big, fast, and has an incredibly high motor. Anudike-Uzomah gives the Jets a fearsome pass rusher whose best football may still be ahead of him.

Christopher Smith, S, Georgia | Round 3, Pick 74

Another defensive back and another ascending player after Christopher Smith broke out for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2022. Smith is a ranging safety who plays a terrific downhill game. His best attribute is in coverage, where he closes space in the blink of an eye and has returner-level skills with the ball in his hands.

Andrew Vorhees, G, USC | Round 4, Pick 109

The Jets attempted to get an interior lineman earlier in the draft, but the cards didn’t fall correctly during the simulation. As such, waiting seemed to pay off in the long run — Andrew Vorhees was still available at the turn of Round 4.

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Vorhees is a mauler in both facets, attacking in pass protection and planting defenders into the ground on run plays. He moves well and has solid footwork, fitting in nicely with the Jets’ offensive scheme.

Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton | Round 5, Pick 140

Get to know the name Andrei Iosivas. The big Princeton receiver is sure to rocket up draft boards the closer we get to April. The track and field star stands 6’3″, 200 pounds, and has some of the top all-around athleticism at the position this year.

Iosivas is a multi-time Ivy League champion and a First-Team All-American in the heptathlon, posting NCAA Indoor Championships meet records in the 60. He’s a sure-handed receiver on the football field and brings an incredible athletic background.

Gabe Hall, DT, Baylor | Round 6, Pick 171

Gabe Hall, a long, lurking defensive interior disrupter from Baylor heads to the Jets with their last pick here. Hall got by on his athleticism at times during his Baylor career and may have to refine his craft a bit. But at 6’6″, 296 pounds, Hall is a massive, moldable player for the Jets to work with as he continues to improve.