With less than four weeks to go before the start of the 2022 NFL Draft, the NY Jets will soon decide on which direction they will go when making their early-round selections. One thing that is pretty certain is that between now and April 28th, the Jets will be looking for a top-notch wide receiver.
Over the past several week's Gang Green has been linked to just about every available big-time receiver on the free-agent market or on the trade block. Guys like Davonte Adams and Chris Godwin were never realistically going to join the Jets yet the rumor mill brought hope to the fan base.
Reports of Tyreek Hill possibly being traded to the green and white only brought more disappointment to Jets nation. As we speak, thoughts of DK Metcalf, A.J. Brown, or even Terry McLaurin catching passes from Zach Wilson still linger in the minds of Jets fans.
As for the 2022 NFL Draft, once again there is an abundance of top-notch wide receivers to choose from. We've seen the names of Drake London, Garrett Wilson, Treylon Burks and a host of others repeatedly make the rounds on the mock draft circuit.
All told, there's a very good chance that by the end of the first round of this year's draft the Jets will have their potential, premier receiver.
However, there's also a very good possibility that the Jets could double up and take a second receiver in the later rounds. Given the current state of the roster, it's not hard to envision the Jets making multiple selections at this position.
Despite recent encouraging reports, Denzel Mims remains a huge question mark going forward with the team. Corey Davis should have a bounce-back season but is only signed for two more years and could easily be released in 2023. There's also everyone's favorite, Braxton Berrios, but he's only signed for two more years as well.
Bringing in a developmental type of wide receiver who can also contribute on special teams makes a lot of sense for the organization going forward. Let's take a look at three players who may be there for the taking during the mid-rounds of this year's draft.