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3 mid-round tight ends the NY Jets can target in the 2022 NFL Draft

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NY Jets, Greg Dulcich
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3. NY Jets target: Greg Dulcich, UCLA

Greg Dulcich has quietly risen up the ranks of the tight end position over the past two seasons at UCLA and has developed into one of the more dynamic tight ends in college football.

Once an unnoticed, walk-on receiver, Dulcich has worked hard at his craft and is now considered by many to be one of the more versatile tight ends in college football.

Listed at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, Dulcich has good size and strength and often uses his size to box out his opponents. Though he may appear to be a little light for a tight end at the NFL level, he makes up for that with a long wingspan which helps him to elongate on his reach of high throws and to make the tough catches over the middle of the field.

In 2021, Dulcich had 42 receptions for 725 yards at an average of 17.3 yards per catch. He also hauled in five touchdown receptions as well. For his career with the Bruins, Dulcich had 77 receptions for 1,353 yards and 11 touchdowns. Almost all of those numbers were compiled over his last two seasons at UCLA.

As previously mentioned, Dulcich is extremely versatile and can be utilized in multiple formations. He has played in the slot, out wide, in-line, and at the H-back position.

His ability to play all over the field should make him an attractive option for the Jets. Offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur has shown his desire to be creative in his offensive game planning and a guy like Dulcich could fit in nicely.

Dulcich is considered to be an intelligent player who has displayed solid zone awareness and the ability to find blind spots on the field and get open. He is not considered to be overly fast but does have good lateral movement and accelerates well out of his breaks.

Greg Dulcich has been somewhat underappreciated to this point, but could be a solid value pick in the third or fourth round for the Jets. With proper coaching and development, Dulcich has the intangibles needed to be a starting tight end in the NFL.

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