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

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2. The NY Jets could target Andrew Booth Jr.

This is an interesting case for the Jets, as Andrew Booth Jr. would be considered quite a reach at pick No. 10, but may be unlikely to be there on Day 2, so if they like his immense talent enough, we could see Joe Douglas trade up to take the Clemson product.

There isn’t much that Booth doesn’t do well, and with terrific ball skills, quick feet and good range, he would be an asset to the Jets on the outside, allowing someone like Hall or Carter to excel immediately in the slot.

Given all the mock drafts we’ve seen, and all that we know about Douglas and his draft philosophy, unless Booth falls quite a lot, it’s unlikely he ends up a Jet. But if he were to fall, the Jets may be able to get the steal of the draft.


3. The NY Jets could target LSU star Derek Stingley Jr.

Every year in the draft, a former highly recruited star in college will be afflicted with an injury or outside noise that causes their draft stock to fall, and in 2022, that player is seemingly Derek Stingley Jr.

The LSU standout was fantastic throughout his college career and comes with all the confidence you need as a No. 1. If the Jets wanted to get him late in the first round, he would help the young Jets secondary immensely.

Stingley has all the physical attributes anyone could want in a true cornerback, and while there have been conflicting reports on the Jets' interest level, if the price is right, or if Stingley falls to pick No. 35, the Jets would be silly to not genuinely consider the pick.

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