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18 players the NY Jets can target on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft

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4. NY Jets target: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

The Jets are going to draft an offensive tackle at some point, and it's very likely that will come on Day 2. Most of the top options are gone, but one intriguing target remains in Central Michigan's Bernhard Raimann.

Born in Austria, Raimann is a former tight end who has only been playing offensive tackle for two years. He would be a projection pick and someone the Jets hope can develop into a plus-starter down the line.

3. NY Jets target: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

If the Jets are going to target a safety on Day 2, the player atop their list should be Jalen Pitre. A former linebacker, Pitre is one of the most versatile players in this class with experience playing everywhere from slot cornerback to weak-side linebacker to both safety spots.

He's a do-it-all chess piece who, much like Brisker, isn't an elite athlete by any means, but he's still someone who can make a significant impact from day one. Saleh and company would have fun with Pitre.

2. NY Jets target: Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut

Travis Jones is one of my favorite targets for the Jets on Day 2. At 6-foot-4, 325 pounds, Jones is best fit as a nose tackle/1-technique defensive tackle, but he's far from your average big-bodied interior lineman.

Jones has a very high athletic ceiling and could be maximized in a Robert Saleh scheme that demands explosiveness and a high motor. Think of him as a replacement for Folorunso Fatukasi in the form of someone who's a significantly better fit for this defense.

1. NY Jets target: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

Nakobe Dean is probably atop many teams' boards as we enter Day 2. It's far from a guarantee that he'll still be there at pick 38, but if he is, the Jets might have a hard time passing.

At just 5-foot-11, 229 pounds, Dean is undersized for the linebacker position, but that's just how the Jets like 'em. He's an incredible athlete with sideline-to-sideline speed and someone who can reach his ceiling in this Jets defense. This would be a home-run pick.

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