NFL Draft 2022: New York Jets Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: New York Jets Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: New York Jets Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, New York Jets draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach


NFL Draft 2022: New York Jets Draft Analysis

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New York Jets Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

1 (4) CB Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati
1 (10) WR Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
1 (26) EDGE Jermaine Johnson, Florida State
2 (36) RB Breece Hall, Iowa State
3 (101) TE Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State
4 (111) OT Max Mitchell, Louisiana
4 (117) DE Michael Clemons, Texas A&M

New York Jets Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– This was a wonderful class, but it’s supposed to be when all seven of the picks came in the top 117. The team needed as many potential starters as possible, and they certainly got that.

What’s interesting, though, is that the coaching staff swore they weren’t going after defensive backs early – and then they took Ahmad Gardner at the 4. There’s no argument with that, but …

– It would’ve been nice to get one of the top offensive tackles or even one of the pass rushers. Sauce had better be just that good. The Jets also made a call on Garrett Wilson at the 10, with Chris Olave and Jameson Williams going right after.

– AND Jermaine Johnson at the 26? He could’ve gone in the top ten and no one would’ve blinked. AND Breece Hall in the second round? The Jets have their running back to work around for the next several years. The team just loaded up with big-time parts in what should be a draft that changes the franchise.

 

New York Jets Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft

Best Value Pick: 1 (26) EDGE Jermaine Johnson, Florida State

Biggest Reach: 3 (101) TE Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State

Late Flier That Might Work: 4 (111) OT Max Mitchell, Louisiana

New York Jets Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

Draft analysis to come on the fly next weekend during the draft.

– After seemingly taking up half the 2021 draft – the Jets had ten picks – but this draft should be even more impactful with two of the first ten, four of the first 38, and seven of the first 117.

– Now it’s about upgrading. Head coach Robert Saleh has made it clear the team isn’t going to spend a high draft pick on an elite defensive back, but that’s right where the stars are going to be at the 4 and the 10.

Another receiver to help out Elijah Moore would be great, an offensive tackle would be nice, and a pass rusher is a must-have at some point. So …

So who’ll be there in the first round for New York? How do the first three picks go? If Aidan Hutchinson, Travon Walker, and Kayvon Thibodeaux are gone by the 4, having first pick of the top offensive tackles would be great. If any of the three pass rushers are there, that’s likely the call.

The call? If the Jets can get NC State OT Ikem Ekwonu at the 4 and Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson at the 10, they’ll be pleased.

New York Jets 2021 Draft Picks

1 (2) QB Zach Wilson, BYU
1 (14) OG Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
2 (34) WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss
4 (107) RB Michael Carter, North Carolina
4 (143) S Tyree Gillespie, Missouri
5 (146) S Jamien Sherwood, Auburn
5 (154) CB Michael Carter, Duke
6 (186) S Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State
6 (200) CB Brandin Echols, Kentucky
6 (207) DT Jonathan Marshall, Arkansas

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