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

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4. The NY Jets could and should target Isaiah Likely

Coastal Carolina took the college football world by storm in 2021, and while the team wasn’t able to make a big splash, plenty of their star players are ready to do that at the next level.

A perfect example of this is tight end Isaiah Likely, and while his run-blocking leaves a lot to be desired, he will no doubt significantly contribute to a team in the very near future.

Likely put up over 900 yards with 12 touchdowns in 2021, and while he definitely has some weaknesses to improve upon, he shows grit, toughness, and athleticism, and that will bode well on Sunday’s


5. The NY Jets should target Ohio State’s Jeremy Ruckert

While the production wasn’t quite there for Jeremy Ruckert in 2021, he showed flashes of why he may be the most complete tight end in this year's draft, and if he falls to No. 69, the Jets may pounce.

He isn’t an elite-level blocker, but he has the technique and the toughness to be more than effective, and if he can improve as a pass-catcher, he may be the best three-down starter in the NFL from this draft.

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Ruckert’s athleticism also leaves a bit to be desired, but as a good route-runner with impressive hands, he will find a home in the NFL. If that home is in New York, Zach Wilson should be thanking Joe Douglas once more.

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