5 best first-round scenarios for the NY Jets in the 2022 NFL Draft

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The NY Jets have a lot of decisions to make in the near future with the upcoming draft, as well as the potential availability of some great wide receivers, and all these will drastically affect the future of this struggling franchise.

That may sound bleak, but with picks No. 4 and No. 10 in the draft, the team is ready to add several blue-chip players to this young, hungry roster. If the Jets do indeed select at those two positions, those players could contribute to the future of this team.

The core is already solid, with the likes of Elijah Moore, Zach Wilson, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Bryce Hall, and Quinnen Williams among others looking to make their mark. So who will Joe Douglas, Robert Saleh, and company select to compete alongside these young studs?

While we can’t answer that for sure, we can all give our predictions. Today, we are going to look at the five best first-round scenarios positional-wise for the Jets with their two prized picks at No. 4 and No. 10.

1. The best-case scenario for the NY Jets is edge rusher/wide receiver

Across all the mock drafts we’ve seen over the past few months, this is the most common occurrence for the Jets. If Kayvon Thibodeaux is there at pick No. 4, the hope is that he will be the Jets' choice, followed up by finding Zach Wilson another big-time target on the outside.

That choice is usually either Drake London or Garrett Wilson, but lately, the discussion around Alabama’s Jameson Williams has heated up. Either way, the Jets need weapons for their young QB, and this is the best place to find that if no deal is struck for Deebo Samuel pre-draft.

This fills arguably the Jets' two biggest needs, and if the top-three fall the way Douglas wants it to, this will hopefully be the play for New York. Getting a big-time stud on both sides of the ball would be a great way for the Jets to kick the 2022 NFL Draft off.