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New York Jets NFL Draft Odds: Protection For Aaron Rodgers?

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com

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New York Jets NFL Draft Odds: Protection For Aaron Rodgers?

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The New York Jets have had an offseason to remember. Of course the big headline, while not yet official, is Aaron Rodgers will likely be under center for the Jets. That, alone, signifies the team is ready to make the leap from perennial cellar-dweller to Super Bowl 2024 contender under coach Robert Saleh. 

Filling any gaps before a run for a Vince Lombardi Trophy can be done at the 2023 NFL Draft, and the Jets have a prime spot in the opening round to do just that. If they get this offseason right, the Jets will be vaulting up the futures odds boards on New York betting apps this summer.

Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has used his resources of NFL contacts developed over 20 years covering the league and the NFL Draft to create his hypothetical NFL futures odds on who gets selected 13th by the New York Jets in the 2023 NFL Draft. 

New York Jets 1st Round Pick Odds (No. 13)

PlayerCollegeOddsImplied Probability
Broderick Jones, TGeorgia+25028.6%
Peter Skoronski, TNorthwestern+27526.7%
Paris Johnson Jr., TOhio State+35022.2%
Joey Porter Jr., CBPenn State+65013.3%
Cam Smith, CBSouth Carolina+75011.8%
Bryan Breese, DLClemson+90010.0%
The FieldN/A+12507.4%

Odds are projected and do not reflect any odds that may be available at legal betting sites or betting apps.

These odds are for entertainment purposes only and were created by the Bookies team of handicappers and may not be available at Indiana betting sites.

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Who Will The Jets Take In 2023 NFL Draft?

The Jets have a defense that might be top 5 in the NFL thanks to the re-signing of LB Quincy Williams and the addition of safety Chuck Clark from the Ravens. 

Presumably, Rodgers will join the team, giving the maligned offense of 2022 one of the game’s all-time greats under center for 2023. They’ve already inked old Rodgers target Allen Lazard from Green Bay, and Odell Beckham Jr. may come after QB12 is officially in the fold. 

The big question is: Will the Jets trade away their first round pick for Rodgers? They don't want to, but reports say the Packers are insisting on the No. 13 overall selection as part of the package. It will be fascinating to see who wins that battle.

If the Jets keep it and add Rodgers, that's a huge win. Ensuring Rodgers stays healthy will be the main goal. The 2022 offensive line ranked 31st out of 32 teams in overall play, only ahead of the Titans. Health played a huge part of that, but there’s room for improvement as well. 

Three offensive tackles have separated themselves from the rest of the Class of 2023. The bad news is any of them could be gone before the Jets pick at No. 13. The good news: At least one of them should be available, and it’s likely two or more are on the board. 

Peter Skoronski Odds To Join The New York Jets

It’s possible none of those three go in the Top 10, but all three of them go by No. 15. Peter Skoronski of Northwestern, Broderick Jones of Georgia and Paris Johnson Jr. of Ohio State could go in any order. 

That said, it’s Skoronski who is considered the most NFL-ready, the most steady and the most consistent. He was named the Big Ten Lineman of the Year – that’s saying something in that rugged conference. And his ability to also play guard offers versatility the other two may not have. 

Jones is a strong, aggressive tackle with advanced technique. Not only that, he’s been facing SEC-level edge rushers en route to a national championship. Jones faced the best and flourished. He might be the most likely to be taken by the Jets if they favor experience.

Johnson has ideal size (at 6-foot-6 he’s taller than the other two prospects) and NFL-ready quickness, but technique-wise there may be a steeper learning curve compared to the other two prospects. 

Defensive line or cornerback could be the outlier if the O-linemen are gone. DL Myles Murphy of Clemson has projected anywhere from 10th to 28th, while cornerbacks Joey Porter Jr. of Penn State and Cam Smith of South Carolina could give the Jets three of the top 30 CBs of the league, led by top-ranked Sauce Gardner

If the Jets decide to go another route – and it seems unlikely they would, given the importance of tackle with Rodgers coming to town – defense likely gets the nod and headlines The Field. Linebackers Drew Sanders of Arkansas and Jack Campbell of Iowa may be a reach but not a long one. 

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Complete List of Jets 2023 Draft Picks

  • Round 1 (Pick 13)
  • Round 2 (Pick 42, from CLE)
  • Round 2 (Pick 43)
  • Round 4 (Pick 112)
  • Round 5 (Pick 143)
  • Round 6 (Pick 207, from SF)

About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been estabilshed as one of the nation's premier NFL and MLB handicappers, and his horse racing and PGA picks have produced major winners over the last 12 months.
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