16 potential NY Jets draft targets to watch at the 2022 NFL Combine

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9. NY Jets target: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

On the other end of the spectrum, Purdue's George Karlaftis will have to answer some questions about his agility this week. While Karlaftis is explosive, some scouts have concerns about his bend and footwork.

The three cone will be an important event for Karlaftis as he looks to put those concerns aside and establish himself as EDGE3 behind Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux.

10. NY Jets target: Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

One mid-round edge rusher who should thrive at the Combine is Minnesota's Boye Mafe. Mafe remains a raw overall prospect who's inconsistent against the run with just average collegiate pass-rush production.

That said, he's going to test really, really well. That could lead to some team taking a chance on his physical traits in the hope that his tape eventually catches up. Expect Mafe to be one of this year's so-called "Combine Warriors."

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11. NY Jets target: Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa

Another mid-round prospect I don't think is getting enough love right now is offensive tackle Tyler Smith. Like Mafe, Smith probably isn't someone who should start early in his career.

He's very raw from a technical standpoint, but at just 20-years-old and possessing the athletic traits of a future All-Pro, Smith could turn some heads at the Combine.

12. NY Jets target: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

Jaquan Brisker is one of a few prospects vying for the title of the second-best safety in this class behind Kyle Hamilton. The Combine should be a very important event for him, in particular.

Brisker opted out of both Penn State's bowl game and the Senior Bowl meaning that this is the first scouts will see of him in months. He should test well and remind teams of just how physically gifted he is.