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4 safest prospects the NY Jets could target in the 2022 NFL Draft

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

In a normal draft class, Penn State's Jaquan Brisker would be a safe bet to be the top safety prospect available. Of course, the presence of Notre Dame's Kyle Hamilton makes that impossible.

But don't let Hamilton's greatness overshadow just how good of a prospect Brisker is. The 22-year-old Pittsburgh native is a versatile, do-it-all safety who can play pretty much any role asked of him.

Penn State deployed him as a single-high safety, box safety, Cover 2 safety, in the slot, and essentially anywhere they could find a use for him. That versatility should go a long way at the NFL level.

There just isn't a noticeable hole in Brisker's game. He's a phenomenal athlete who has plenty of size at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds. It's not as if he's lacking from an IQ perspective either given how many responsibilities the Penn State coaching staff trusted him with.

Perhaps the one hole in his game is that he could grow to become a more consistent tackler. While his length and toughness make him an impactful tackler, he sometimes has a tendency not to wrap up, at least based on the film I've watched.

Still, I'm nit-picking at this point. Brisker is a well-rounded instant starter who will likely play eight or more years at a pretty high level in the NFL.

Is he Ed Reed or Ronnie Lott? Not exactly. But he's still a darn good safety prospect with a high floor.

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