The New York Jets have entered the 2023 NFL season with a revamped roster that includes several exciting additions from the NFL Draft.
These newcomers, along with key returning players, are poised to bring fresh energy to the team and elevate their performance in the upcoming season.
New York Jets 2023 Roster & Players
Let’s take a closer look at some of the standout rookies and notable draft picks who will be donning the green and white this season:
Will McDonald IV
The Jets made a bold move by selecting edge rusher Will McDonald IV in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Known for his explosive speed and relentless pursuit of quarterbacks, McDonald is expected to be a disruptive force on the defensive line. With his ability to create sacks and turnovers, he adds a much-needed dimension to the Jets’ defense.
In the second round, the Jets added offensive guard Joe Tippmann, a powerful and technically sound lineman. Tippmann’s versatility and proficiency in both pass protection and run blocking make him a valuable addition to the offensive line, which is crucial for protecting the quarterback and opening up running lanes.
The Jets addressed their secondary needs by selecting Zaire Barnes in the third round. Barnes is a dynamic cornerback known for his ball-hawking skills and ability to lock down opposing receivers. His presence in the defensive backfield promises to bolster the team’s pass defense and create turnovers.
The Jets added depth to their receiving corps with the selection of tight end Zack Kuntz in the fourth round. Kuntz is a versatile player who can contribute as both a blocker and a pass-catcher. His size and athleticism make him a potential red-zone threat and a reliable target for the quarterback.
In the fifth round, the Jets added a dynamic running back in Israel Abanikanda. Abanikanda brings speed and elusiveness to the backfield, and his ability to contribute in both the rushing and passing game adds a new dimension to the Jets’ offensive attack.
With their final pick in the draft, the Jets selected offensive tackle Carter Warren. Warren is a versatile lineman who can provide depth and competition on the offensive line. His work ethic and potential make him an intriguing prospect to watch.
Offense – Players
|7||Tim Boyle||QB||6-4||234||28||5||E. Kentucky|
|48||Nick Bawden||RB||6-2||245||27||6||San Diego St.|
|32||Michael Carter||RB||5-8||201||24||3||North Carolina|
|33||Dalvin Cook||RB||5-10||210||28||7||Florida State|
|20||Breece Hall||RB||6-1||220||22||2||Iowa St.|
|16||Jason Brownlee||WR||6-2||198||24||R||So. Miss|
|82||Xavier Gipson||WR||5-9||189||22||R||S.F. Austin|
|10||Allen Lazard||WR||6-5||227||27||5||Iowa St.|
|17||Garrett Wilson||WR||6-0||192||23||2||Ohio State|
|83||Tyler Conklin||TE||6-3||254||28||6||C. Michigan|
|89||Jeremy Ruckert||TE||6-5||250||23||2||Ohio State|
|76||Duane Brown||OT||6-4||329||38||16||Virginia Tech|
|61||Max Mitchell||OT||6-6||299||23||2||Louisiana Coll.|
|54||Billy Turner||OT||6-5||313||31||10||N. Dakota St.|
|71||Wes Schweitzer||OG||6-4||300||30||8||San Jose St.|
Defense – Players
|72||Micheal Clemons||DE||6-5||270||26||2||Texas A&M|
|91||John Franklin-Myers||DE||6-4||288||26||6||S.F. Austin|
|99||Will McDonald IV||DE||6-3||241||24||R||Iowa St.|
|53||Zaire Barnes||LB||6-1||232||24||R||W. Michigan|
|52||Sam Eguavoen||LB||6-1||236||30||5||Texas Tech|
|11||Jermaine Johnson II||LB||6-5||262||24||2||Florida State|
|55||Chazz Surratt||LB||6-2||233||26||2||North Carolina|
|56||Quincy Williams||LB||5-11||225||27||5||Murray St.|
|30||Michael Carter II||CB||5-10||184||24||3||Duke|
|4||D.J. Reed||CB||5-9||188||26||6||Kansas State|
|0||Adrian Amos||SS||6-0||218||30||9||Penn State|
|9||Greg Zuerlein||K||6-0||187||35||12||Missouri Western St.|
These rookies join a Jets roster that includes promising young talent and established veterans, creating a blend of experience and enthusiasm.
Head Coach Robert Saleh and his coaching staff are excited about the potential of this roster and are determined to guide the team to success in the 2023 NFL season.
As the season unfolds, keep an eye on these rookies and their development, as they aim to make an immediate impact and help the New York Jets reach new heights in the NFL. Football fans in the Big Apple have reason to be excited as their team looks to build a bright future.