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

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4. A good scenario for the NY Jets could be offensive line/wide receiver

Many fans couldn’t imagine a mock draft where the Jets don’t take an edge rusher, but if all the ones they desire at four and ten are off the board, then it’s something they could certainly address later.

While it wouldn’t be much later, there is talent at the back end of Round 1, and if the Jets were to target someone like George Karlaftis, then the return from Day 1 of the draft could be seen as one of the best in Jets history.

Drake London seems like the perfect fit for the Jets, and if the team sees taking him at No. 10 as a safer bet than one of the lower-tier edge rushers, then this is certainly a plausible scenario on Day 1 of the draft.

5. Cornerback/wide receiver is a potential scenario for the NY Jets

This may not be the most obvious choice for the Jets or even their favorite, but if their top choices are off the board at picks four and ten, getting someone such as Sauce Gardner along with a top wideout wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize.

If this were to happen, the Jets would almost certainly have to either move back into Round 1 or use picks 35 and 38 to target edge rusher and potentially even the offensive line, but top-tier talent at any position would help this team right away.

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It’s highly unlikely, but if the Jets were to leave the draft with Sauce Gardner, Drake London/Garrett Wilson, and players such as Tyler Linderbaum or George Karlaftis late on Day 1/early on Day 2, that would be a massive win for this franchise going forward.