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

NY Jets, Tyler Linderbaum
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NY Jets, Kyle Hamilton
NY Jets, Kyle Hamilton / Nikos Frazier / Journal & Courier

2. NY Jets target: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

What is there to say about Kyle Hamilton that hasn't already been said? He's the best safety prospect I've personally ever seen and one of the safest, least flawed prospects the NFL has seen at any position in years.

If you were to build a safety from scratch, that player would have the build, athleticism, and mind of Kyle Hamilton. At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Hamilton has elite size for the position which he pairs with otherworldly athleticism.

Simply put, guys as big as Hamilton shouldn't be able to move as well as he does. Even at that size, Hamilton has more range than any safety in this draft class.

His sideline-to-sideline speed is something special, and when paired with his football IQ and overall instincts, you get a safety prospect who can transform an entire defense.

Unlike the previous two entries, he has no issues as a tackler. Hamilton's size and speed allow him to shoot through gaps like a bullet. The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs referred to him as "literally a cheat code in the run game."

This is your top prospect in this draft class. Discussions about position value will likely prevent him from being the No. 1 overall pick, but it wouldn't be a surprise at all to see him land in the top-five.

Kyle Hamilton is that good. Whether the Jets make him a target or not remains to be seen — but he's as safe of a bet to be a superstar at the next level as anyone.

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