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5 cornerbacks the NY Jets can target in the 2022 NFL Draft

NY Jets, Sauce Gardner
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Ever since the days of Darelle Revis, NY Jets fans have dreamed of having a No. 1 shutdown cornerback, and while the current group is young and full of potential, the Jets still shouldn’t ignore that position in the upcoming draft.

With the likes of Bryce Hall, Brandin Echols, Michael Carter II, and free-agent signee D.J. Reed on the roster, the Jets can feel comfortable. But if they were to find a No. 1 in the draft, it would add another layer to this promising defense.

While No. 4 and No. 10 may not be used to take a cornerback, it would be silly of Joe Douglas to not find at least one in the draft. And if he is indeed going that way, here are five potential names that the Jets could add to their secondary.


1. The NY Jets could target Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner

While most of the Jets draft talk has related to wide receiver and edge rusher, one name outside of those positions that constantly pops up is Cincinnati cornerback, Ahmad Gardner.

‘Sauce’ is full of confidence, and with his incredible athleticism and skillset, he would certainly be an asset to the Jets defense, the only question is, can you wait until pick No. 10 to draft him?

With so many holes to fill in the very unpredictable NFL Draft, it’s incredibly hard to tell which way Douglas and the Jets will go, but if they can add an edge rusher they like at No. 4 and still have the option of Gardner at No. 10, the Jets will consider themselves very, very lucky indeed.

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