2022 NFL Mock Draft: NY Jets build trenches, multiple surprises, and more

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The 2022 NFL Draft is finally here. In what has been one of the most exhausting and wild pre-draft processes in recent memory, the NY Jets are just hours away from potentially adding two new cornerstones to their roster.

It's hard to remember a draft with this much uncertainty in recent memory. Over the last 48 hours, we've seen numerous players go from potentially falling out of the top-10 to now being favorites to go in the top-5, and vice versa.

And these are just the rumors. It's difficult to distinguish fact from hearsay in the days leading up to the draft, but this year's event seems to have more smoke and noise than usual.

As always, we won't know what's actually going to happen until picks are finalized later tonight. But it's always fun to play the guessing game, right?

The Jets are slated to pick twice in the top-10 this year. They've been connected to a number of prospects in recent days while a possible blockbuster trade for Deebo Samuel is still looming.

On top of that, with two picks at the top of Round 2, the Jets could even consider moving back up into the first round if a player they like begins to slide. All options are on the table.

With so much uncertainty, it's highly likely that mock drafts this year will be all over the place. Don't expect the hit rates to be very high.

Nevertheless, let's take a look at our final 2022 NFL Mock Draft — a mock that consists of multiple surprise picks in a draft that fosters no shortage of suspense and intrigue.