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    Who Did the New York Jets Draft In 2024? Picks, Analysis, and More

    Following a tumultuous season, the New York Jets are redoing the Aaron Rodgers experience but will need a strong 2024 NFL Draft to see success.

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    The New York Jets have missed the playoffs 13 consecutive times, each year since losing in the AFC Championship Game in 2010. Last year was no different, as the franchise finished 7-10 with quarterback Aaron Rodgers tearing his Achilles four plays into the first game.

    With Rodgers set to be back, the Jets will have a handful of picks in the 2024 NFL Draft to build around him.

    Full List of New York Jets Draft Picks By Round

    • Round 1, Pick 11 (from MIN)
      Olu Fashanu, OT | Penn State
    • Round 3, Pick 65 (from CAR)
      Malachi Corley, WR | Western Kentucky
    • Round 4, Pick 134 (from BAL)
      Braelon Allen, RB | Wisconsin
    • Round 5, Pick 171 (from PHI)
      Jordan Travis, QB | Florida State
    • Round 5, Pick 173 (from KC)
      Isaiah Davis, RB | South Dakota State
    • Round 5, Pick 176 (from SF)
      Qwan’tez Stiggers, CB | Toronto
    • Round 7, Pick 257 (Compensatory)
      Jaylen Key, DB | Alabama

    Who Did the Jets Draft in 2024?

    Olu Fashanu, OT, Round 1, Pick 11

    The Jets hold the title of becoming the first team to trade down during the 2024 NFL Draft. They wound up swapping places with the Minnesota Vikings and took the 11th spot. New York additionally gained a fourth and fifth-round selection in the deal.

    With the 11th pick of the draft, the Jets went with offensive tackle help by swooping up Olumuyiwa Fashanu of Penn State.

    The towering and athletic 6’6″, 321-pounder comes to NYJ earning a blue-chip label from PFN’s Ian Cummings, who additionally called him a contender for the title of the best tackle of the 2023 NFL Draft had he gone in that class.

    “Fashanu is a blue-chip prospect and a top-10 talent in the 2024 NFL Draft on my board. In fact, on my board, he would have been the OT1 of the 2023 NFL Draft class over Paris Johnson Jr., Anton Harrison, and Darnell Wright if he had declared,” Cummings said.

    Cummings is a fan of Fashanu’s length and recovery athleticism when defenders believe they’ve slipped past him. He also likes his technically sound blocking ability.

    Malachi Corley, WR, Round 3, Pick 65

    After taking their LT of the future, the Jets get aggressive on Day 2 by trading picks No. 72 and 157 to take WR Malachi Corley. The Jets are looking to build up their offense and provide Rodgers with all the weapons he needs to be successful in 2024 and Corley has the type of ability to do so out the gate.

    KEEP READING: Malachi Corley Scouting Report

    According to Cummings, Corley can come in and be just the type of WR Rodgers can thrive with.

    “Corley grades out as a top-64 prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft, who could field top-50 consideration from teams needing a weapon at the WR position. Round 1 may be a bit rich considering the projection required for Corley’s three-level profile, but in the right offense, he has game-breaking potential.”

    Braelon Allen, RB, Round 4, Pick 134

    After a couple of moves that saw them slide down the board and gain extra draft capital on Day 3, the Jets settled in and selected RB Braelon Allen.

    MORE: New York Jets NFL Draft Grades 2024

    According to Cummings, “Allen grades out as an early-to-mid Day 3 prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft. He has great size and production, but his profile isn’t as upside-laden or as all-encompassing as that production would suggest, and he could be drowned out by more versatile RB prospects in the 2024 class.”

    Jordan Travis, QB, Round 5, Pick 171

    Jordan Travis is an intriguing draft prospect who if it wasn’t for a terrible leg injury last season would have gone much earlier than the fifth round.

    KEEP READING: Jordan Travis’ Scouting Report

    According to Cummings, “Purely off his film grade, Travis grades out as an early-to-mid Day 3 prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft, who could be sought after as a backup in that range. His injury may complicate his capital, but Travis has enough physical talent and more than enough experience to be a valuable component in an NFL QB room.”

    Isaiah Davis, RB, Round 5, Pick 173

    Jets circle back and take a big-bodied RB to add to their backfield with the selection of Isaiah Davis.

    KEEP READING: Isaia Davis’ Scouting Report

    According to Cummings, “Davis grades out as an early Day 3 prospect on my board, who could feasibly enter the top-100 range with a good offseason showing. Davis might not have the most passing-down utility among his 2024 NFL Draft counterparts, but he’s one of the most prolific early-down backs in the class, and his style translates.”

    Qwan’tez Stiggers, CB, Round 5, Pick 176

    Stiggers is one of the most intriguing stories of the draft, and now he joins an excellent Jets defense to see if he can help be a part of it going forward.

    KEEP READING: Qwan’tez Stiggers’ Scouting Report

    According to Cummings, “Stiggers grades out as an early-to-mid Day 3 prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft. There’s a slight chance he goes within the top 100, but the likelier outcome is that he comes off the board somewhere on Day 3. His tools and natural playmaking ability will no doubt earn an investment from an NFL team.”

    Jaylen Key, S, Round 7, Pick 257

    With the final pick in the entire 2024 NFL Draft, the Jets make Jaylen Key, a DB from Alabama Mr. Irrelevant. Now that he has been picked it will be about making the team and finding a way to show his value to the Jets and the rest of the NFL.

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