Jets Mock Draft: Surrounding QB Aaron Rodgers with protection and pass catchers

Aaron Rodgers, a future Hall of Famer, took his talents to the Big Apple this offseason. Unfortunately, his debut game with the New York Jets proved to be the only contest he’d appear. Now, in today’s mock draft, the Jets add protection and pass catchers.
Dec 17, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) walks onto
Dec 17, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) walks onto / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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After Adding Two Linemen, It’s Time To Get Some Pass Catchers For Rodgers

Round 3, No. 69 — Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

The Jets already employ one of the best wide receivers in the league, Garrett Wilson. However, the rest of the positional group leaves much to be desired. Adding Malachi Corley, a YAC superstar from Western Kentucky, is exactly what the doctor ordered for New York.

Corley is built well, albeit a tad short. Listed at 5-foot-11 and weighing 210 pounds, he mirrors 49ers star Deebo Samuel in several ways. Both are at their best with the ball in tow, evident by Corley’s 2,082 yards after the catch in college. He forces tons of missed tackles and would give Rodgers a chess piece at wide receiver.

Round 4, No. 109 — Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

After doubling up on the offensive line earlier in the mock draft, the Jets do the same with a second pass catcher. Jermaine Burton is a leading candidate to be the Puka Nacua of the 2024 NFL Draft. Burton is a refined route runner, competitive at the catch point, and boasts some of the best hands in the class.

Round 4, No. 115 — Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

Tight end has never been a go-to target for Aaron Rodgers, but the group needs more than a veteran Tyler Conklin or young Jeremy Ruckert. Enter Kansas State’s Ben Sinnott. The Wildcat alum is a bit light at 245 pounds, but his 6-foot-3 size, underrated route tree, reliable hands, and commitment as a blocker will help the Jets in all phases.