Can the Jets Get Lucky with 13th Pick in Draft?

Can the Jets Get Lucky with 13th Pick in Draft?
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With just a few days to go until the 2023 NFL Draft, it appears the New York Jets will be holding on to their first-round pick instead of trading it away for a certain quarterback in Green Bay.

The Jets hold the No. 13 pick in the draft, but don’t really have a ton of pressing needs on their roster outside of quarterback.

So, who can Jets fans and football folks who enjoy New York sports betting expect the Jets to select in Round 1? – your source for NY betting apps – analyzed the Jets’ roster with an eye toward any positions that feel more likely than others to be picked at No. 17. Here are the hypothetical odds for what position the Jets will select in Round 1 during the 2023 NFL Draft:

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Position Jets Most Likely to Address

Round 1 PositionOddsImplied Probabilty
🏈 Offensive line-20066.7%
🏈 Defensive line+30025%
🏈 Cornerback+70012.58%


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Offensive Line Would Be Best Bet

Offensive line is the biggest need area if New York wants to improve the Jets Super Bowl odds, and they are sitting in a pretty good spot to grab a high-quality player. The ideal match here would be Paris Johnson (Ohio State), who has experience at both guard and tackle. However, he is unlikely to fall in this draft given he is the best pure left tackle.

The name to watch here for the Jets is Darnell Wright from Tennessee. A late riser in the draft process, Wright is the best right tackle in the class and has a ton of experience in the SEC. He could walk in on Day 1 and be an instant starter for the Jets on the right side. Broderick Jones (Georgia) and Peter Skoronski (Northwestern) are other names to consider here at No. 13 for the Jets. 

If the Jets don’t go offensive line in Round 1, it likely means they took a defensive lineman instead. This draft is deep with talented defensive linemen at both tackle and end, but the Jets could take either at this spot. One name to consider is Lukas Van Ness (Iowa), who played all across the defensive line in college. He could give them more depth and athleticism on the interior.

Another name to consider is Pittsburgh DT Calijah Kancey. One of the smallest defensive tackles in recent NFL history, Kancey (6-1, 281 pounds) was highly productive in college and ran a 4.6 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He’s not an every-down player, but he could give the Jets more juice on the defensive line to get to quarterbacks.

Outside of offensive line and defensive line, there aren’t many other positions that line up with the Jets’ needs and the players who will be on the board. However, cornerback is a spot where the value might just be too good to pass on if the right player is on the board. 

Christian Gonzalez (Oregon) and Devon Witherspoon (Illinois) are the two top cornerbacks in this class and both are expected to be gone within the first 10 picks. But if one of them were to fall and the Jets didn’t love their options at offensive line and defensive line, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them pick one and pair him with Sauce Gardner moving forward. 

The Jets have one of the best overall rosters in the NFL going into the 2023 season. 

Looking ahead to 2023, BetMGM New York has the Jets (+1400) at No. 6 in Super Bowl odds, being prepared in case there is a Rodgers acquisition.

Whatever happens, nailing this draft will be critical for the Jets as they look to become a Super Bowl contender this year. Stay up-to-date with the Jets playoff chances as they change throughout the 2023 season. will be following the Jets and all New York pro teams year-round as well being your top source for NY sportsbook promos.

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Marcus Mosher covers the NFL, NFL Draft and NFL news for The managing editor of The Raiders Wire is also a contributor to The Athletic DFW, Pro Football Weekly and FanSided, and previously wrote for FanRag Sports. He hosts Locked On Cowboys Podcast.

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