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New York Jets NFL Draft Results, Future Picks

New York Jets NFL draft results and future pick information at Jets X-Factor

New York Jets NFL draft history is an interesting topic, to say the least. In short, there’s a lot left to be desired.

Not even the most optimistic of Jets fans can magically wave away the franchise’s ineptitude over the course of the last five decades in the NFL draft.

Better yet, most of the diehard Jets fans had a chance to witness this history first hand, as their presence in New York City—where the NFL draft was located for so many years—became one of the focal points of the annual National Football League event.

From Vernon Gholston to Roger Vick, Kyle Brady to Johnny “Lam” Jones, the Jets haven’t always gotten it right.

Current general manager Joe Douglas aims to change everything.

As it currently stands, 10 games into the 2021 NFL season, Douglas’s first draft class is having its issues. Mekhi Becton hasn’t played since Week 1, Denzel Mims has been pushed to the back of the depth chart by better players, Jabari Zuniga hasn’t made an impact, and Ashtyn Davis is still struggling to showcase football instincts from his deep-safety post.

The lone bright spot (with apologies to punter Braden Mann), fifth-round cornerback Bryce Hall, has played well in 2021.

The 2021 class is a different story entirely.

Not only is Alijah Vera-Tucker already proving that he can be a potential future All-Pro at guard, but Elijah Moore and Michael Carter are both balling as rookies. The overall success of the Jets’ 2021 NFL draft class will ultimately come down to how quarterback Zach Wilson performs over the long haul, but the kids that have provided an ample sample size have done more than enough to get the arrow trending in a positive direction.

Owning the Seattle Seahawks’ first-round pick in 2022 (thank you, Jamal Adams) provides Douglas and the Jets the opportunity to really hammer home the core of the team’s future depth chart.

NY Jets 2021 NFL Draft Picks

RoundPick NumberPlayerPositionSchool
12Zach WilsonQBBYU
113Alijah Vera-TuckerOLUSC
234Elijah MooreWROle Miss
4107Michael CarterRBUNC
5146Jamien SherwoodLB/SAuburn
5154Michael Carter IIDBDuke
5175Jason PinnockCBPitt
6186Hamsah NasirildeenLB/SFSU
6200Brandin EcholsCBKentucky
6207Jonathan MarshallDLArkansas

NY Jets 2020 NFL Draft Picks

RoundPick NumberPlayerPositionSchool
111Mekhi BectonOTLouisville
259Denzel MimsWRBaylor
368Ashtyn DavisSCal
379Jabari ZunigaEDGEFlorida
4120La'Mical PerineRBFlorida
4125James MorganQBFIU
4129Cameron ClarkOLUNC Charlotte
5158Bryce HallCBUVA
6191Braden MannPTexas A&M

NY Jets All-Time Draft Picks

NY Jets Future Draft Picks

2022 NFL draft

Notes and picks traded away:

  • The Jets’ Round 6 pick that is currently the Philadelphia Eagles, via the Joe Flacco trade, will turn into a Round 5 pick if he plays in at least 50 percent of the snaps in four games. But the Round 6 pick that goes to the Eagles was originally the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, via the Steve McLendon trade.
  • It is still unconfirmed whether or not the Round 5 pick in the Flacco deal is the Jets’ original Round 5 or Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round 5 that the Jets now own.
  • The Jets’ Round 6 pick, acquired from the San Francisco 49ers in the Jordan Willis trade, currently belongs to the Houston Texans per the Shaq Lawson acquisition.
  • The Jets’ Round 4 belongs to the Seattle Seahawks, via the Jamal Adams trade.
  • The Jets’ Round 6 belongs to the Minnesota Vikings, via the Chris Herndon trade.
  • The Jets’ Round 7 belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers, via the Avery Williamson trade.

2023 NFL draft

  • Round 1
  • Round 2
  • Round 3
  • Round 4
  • Round 5
  • Round 6

Notes and picks traded away:

  • The Jets’ Round 7 belongs to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, via the Steve McLendon trade.

2024 NFL draft

  • Round 1
  • Round 2
  • Round 3
  • Round 4
  • Round 5
  • Round 6
  • Round 7

2025 NFL draft

  • Round 1
  • Round 2
  • Round 3
  • Round 4
  • Round 5
  • Round 6
  • Round 7

NY Jets-NFL Draft FAQ

Who was the New York Jets' first pick in the 2021 NFL draft?

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson was selected second overall in the 2021 NFL draft, representing the New York Jets first pick that offseason.

Who was Joe Douglas' first-ever NFL draft pick?

New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas selected Mekhi Becton No. 11 in the 2020 NFL draft, making that the franchise's new GM's first pick with his new team.

Who was the New York Jets' first-ever draft pick?

In 1960, the then-New York Titans selected Tom Brown second overall in the 1961 AFL draft. He never played for the organization.

When was Joe Namath drafted by the New York Jets?

In 1965, the New York Jets picked Alabama quarterback Joe Namath first overall in the AFL draft. He chose to play for the Jets after the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL selected him 12th overall.

Who is the New York Jets' biggest draft bust of all-time?

There are many names that can qualify as the New York Jets' greatest all-time draft bust, including Vernon Gholston, Johnny Lam Jones, Kyle Brady, Blair Thomas, Johnny Mitchell, Roger Vick, Dewayne Robertson and Dee Milliner.

When did the New York Jets join the NFL draft?

In 1967, the NFL and AFL decided to merge the drafts together, so 1966 was the year of the last AFC draft, for which the New York Jets were involved.

How many draft picks to the New York Jets have in the 2022 NFL draft?

The New York Jets currently have nine draft picks in the 2022 NFL draft, including two first-rounders, two second-rounders and two fourth-rounders. These extra picks have come by way of the Jamal Adams, Sam Darnold and Chris Herndon trades.

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