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Jets 2024 NFL Mock Draft Roundup: One expert sees Gang Green trading back

With the 10th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Jets have a number of options in front of them.

General manager Joe Douglas can look to draft players to boost a roster around quarterback Aaron Rodgers who hopes to stay healthy this upcoming season. Whether that means drafting an O-lineman or wide receiver, Douglas will have a decent chance to pick one at No. 10.

But he can also trade back to set the franchise up for success in the future, and at least one expert believes that's a distinct possibility.

Here's who the experts believe the Jets will select in their latest mock drafts...

Field Yates, ESPN.com

OT Olu Fashanu (Penn State)

There is allure for the upside of a player like Tyler Guyton (Oklahoma) and the toughness of Taliese Fuaga (Oregon State), but Fashanu is ready to anchor the blind side right away for Rodgers and has the goods to become an outstanding pro,” Yates said. “His tape was a little better in 2022 than 2023 from my view, but we’re still talking about one of the most impressive prospects in the class.

Dan Parr, NFL.com

OT Taliese Fuaga (Oregon State) - Picked at #13 after trade with Raiders

You really think Michigan Man and soon-to-be Raiders minority owner Tom Brady is going to let McCarthy fall to the Vikings at No. 11 or the rival Broncos at No. 12? Not happening. Vegas goes all in on the national title winner. 

The Jets recoup some draft capital after trading for Aaron Rodgers last year, and they get some much-needed help up front for the QB with the selection of the ultra-tough Fuaga.

Danny Kelly, The Ringer

OT Olu Fashanu (Penn State)

If the Jets want to make a run at competing next year with Aaron Rodgers under center, it’d behoove them to get better up front. Fashanu is a nimble yet powerful blocker with the skill set to start in either tackle spot.

Sep 30, 2023; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman JC Latham (65) celebrates with a cow bell in Davis Wade Stadium at Mississippi State University. Alabama defeated Mississippi State 40-17.

Charles McDonald, Yahoo Sports

OT, JC Latham (Alabama)

The Jets still have a long way to go in terms of personnel if they want to make it to the Super Bowl. Keeping a 40-year-old Aaron Rodgers upright is a good start. Latham should make that easier while blasting holes open in the run game.

Chad Reuter, NFL.com

OT Taliese Fuaga (Oregon State)

If the Jets can sign a free-agent receiver or trade for a veteran at the position to help Aaron Rodgers, then they'll line up a tackle at this spot. The team could play Alijah Vera-Tucker at left tackle and put Fuaga on the right side.