NFL draft analyst has New York Jets pulling off stunning trade to draft elite playmaker in latest mock

If the Jets land this playmaker in the 2024 NFL Draft, you better bet Aaron Rodgers will be smiling!

New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers
New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers / Al Bello/GettyImages

The New York Jets will already have a better offense in 2024 than they had in 2023 just with the return of veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  With the addition of wide receiver Mike Williams and All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith in free agency, the Jets can go in any direction with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

In addressing a couple of their top needs in free agency, the Jets could still opt to add another top playmaker to an offense features Rodgers, running back Breece Hall and wide receiver Garrett Wilson who will now have Williams on the other side.  There will be some good prospects to select from at No. 10, but NFL Draft expert Daniel Jeremiah has this AFC East quad trading up for Marvin Harrison Jr.

New York Jets pull off a stunner and select Marvin Harrison Jr. in lastet Mock Draft

Wow…Rodgers throwing to the former Ohio State star?  Imagine the reaction on draft day if the Jets made this blockbuster.  Of course, that would require another trade involving the team currently at No 4, the Arizona Cardinals, trading back.  That is what Jeremiah has the Cardinals doing in his latest mock draft, which results in the Jets trading up and landing the No. 5 overall pick from the Los Angeles Chargers.

In his latest Mock draft, Jeremiah writes:

“The Jets are all-in with a veteran quarterback and they recently acquired two offensive tackles to shore up the O-line. They desperately need another playmaker in the passing game to complement Garrett Wilson, so they trade up to select Harrison, the top receiver in the draft and Wilson’s former Ohio State teammate.”

Wilson, Williams and Harrison Jr.?

If the Jets pull this off for Rodgers, watch out AFC East!

NFL Draft top playmaker Marvin Harrison Jr.
Ohio State star Marvin Harrison Jr / Aaron J. Thornton/GettyImages

With a great combination of size and skill, Harrison Jr. will flourish for any team he is selected by, but catching the ball from a veteran, savvy quarterback like Rodgers would benefit Harrison Jr in making that leap to the NFL.  In fact, that would be an ideal situation for any of the top young prospects in the draft.

As far as what he would bring to the Jets’ offense.  A threat no matter where he lines up on the field, Harrison Jr. won’t blow the top off the field, but his route running, ability to break ankles coming out of breaks will make him an intriguing target for Rodgers.  Above that, he is quiet leader with strong work ethic who will instantly leap into the Jets’ offense as a top playmaker.

If the Jets pull off what Jeremiah is proposing, the rest of the AFC East will then need to work on building up their secondary because the Jets would suddenly have one of the top aerial attacks in the division, if not the conference.

Of course, that would have to play out on the field.