Ranking the 5 most underrated players on the 2022 NY Jets roster

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4. Tyler Conklin gives the NY Jets another amazing offensive weapon

The Jets did some major overhauling of this roster this offseason, so much so that a player the caliber of Tyler Conklin has gone overlooked as such a fantastic pickup.

Sure, the Jets added Breece Hall, C.J. Uzomah, Garrett Wilson, and Laken Tomlinson to this offense, but given all reports, Conklin is becoming one of, if not Zach Wilson's favorite target.

The Jets haven't had a genuine tight end since the days of Dustin Keller, but now, they have two — potentially three — who could become big parts of this offense. Conklin is the one who has star potential, however.

Conklin may not be up there with names like George Kittle or Travis Kelce, but he has all the potential in the world. As a 1-2 punch, he and Uzomah are going to look fantastic and play a big part in Zach Wilson taking the next step.

3. D.J. Reed will be the leader for the NY Jets secondary

Ever since Darelle Revis left the Jets, the team has been struggling to find a true No. 1 cornerback, and while D.J. Reed isn't at that level, he's much better than he's been given credit for by the rest of the NFL (especially Madden where he is rated almost 40th at his position in the game).

His arrival has been overshadowed by No. 4 overall pick Sauce Gardner, but as a leader and a player, Reed will bring so much to a Jets team desperately seeking playmakers on the defensive side of the ball.

Coming from Seattle and San Francisco, Reed has the pedigree and has learned from some of the best. Now, with extra responsibility, many around the Jets expect him to take a leap into the top tier of cornerbacks in the league.