5 tight ends the NY Jets can target in the 2022 NFL Draft

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2. The NY Jets could look to target UCLA’s Greg Dulcich

UCLA’s Greg Dulcich flashed signs of potential in 2020, and while he flew under the radar nationally in 2021, he had a great season, setting him up to be a potential future three-down starter in the NFL.

His 2021 season saw him put up 725 yards and five touchdowns on 42 catches, and while not the most accomplished blocker, he can definitely be an explosive playmaker on Sundays.

Dulcich is a great athlete with fantastic hands, and with some good development alongside a good, young QB, he could turn out to be the best tight end in this class, and the Jets may look to bank on that with pick No. 69.

3. The NY Jets could target Cade Otton

When looking at a tight end in rounds three to four, most teams don’t expect to find a three-down starter, but more of a contributor, and that’s exactly a role that Washington’s Cade Otton could play for the Jets.

With the two big-name free agent signings, the Jets aren’t after someone to play 90 percent of their snaps. They just want someone who can contribute in the passing game when called upon, and the 6-foot-5 Otton could do just that.

His 2021 wasn’t fantastic, as he dealt with COVID-19-related illness as well as injuries, but the potential is there in Round 4 to take him as one of the steals of the draft. You can bet Joe Douglas is keeping his eyes on Otton.