NFL Mock Draft: 6 quarterbacks taken in this first round mock, Dolphins

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#16 New York Jets Brian Thomas Jr WR LSU

Aaron Rodgers is returning from a season-ending Achilles injury. The New York Jets have a top 5 defense and a subpar offense.

With New York being in win-now mode, the Jets selected Brian Thomas Jr to play opposite of Garret Wilson. Coupled with Breece Hall, the Jets could look to make a worst-to-first jump next season.

#17 Jacksonville Jaguars Laiatu Latu DE UCLA

Laiatu Latu
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The Jaguars defense will look to compete against a much improved AFC South. Seeing the teams in their division get better on offense the Jaguars select Laiatu Latu from UCLA.

Latu should give Jacksonville a consistent edge rush to help against the C.J. Stroud's of the world. With Josh Allen playing opposite of Latu the Jaguars should be back in the playoffs in 2024.

#18 Cincinnati Bengals J.C. Latham T Alabama

Joe Burrow is a franchise quarterback and Cincinnati needs to protect him as such. Looking to keep their franchise quarterback upright the Bengals select J.C. Latham from Alabama.