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

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4. The NY Jets could target Alabama’s Christian Harris

With C.J. Mosley’s up-and-down tenure with the Jets likely coming to an end soon, the team will be looking for a future starter to replace him, and Alabama’s Christian Harris grades out as such.

Coming from the Alabama system, Harris is coachable, and while he has room for improvement, the talent is there. Learning from Mosely could help turn Harris into a true star in the NFL, and the Jets may look to pick No. 69 to make this happen.

Harris exudes violence, and that aggression would be a great fit with the Jets. Given he will likely be available late on Day 2, it’s a no-brainer.

5. The NY Jets should target Troy Andersen from Montana State

Athleticism and speed are two key components to Robert Saleh’s defense, and they are traits that Troy Andersen possesses, making him the perfect Day 2 steal for the Jets in the upcoming draft.

Andersen likely wouldn’t be a three-down player for the first year or two of his career, as he still has plenty to learn about the nuance of playing linebacker, but his instincts and speed can’t be taught. He could become great depth for the Jets immediately.

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Coming from a smaller school, not many fans might be aware of his talents, but with the right coaching and leadership, Andersen could be a great player in the NFL one day. If he is available at pick No. 69, the Jets have to jump all over the opportunity.