The NY Jets have been very active in the wide receiver this offseason, but to this point, they haven't been able to land any major upgrades. This is despite coming close to landing players like Calvin Ridley and Tyreek Hill.
Trading for a star wide receiver seems like more of a pipedream than an actual reality at this stage. As such, the Jets will likely be forced to pivot to the 2022 NFL Draft in search of an upgrade at the position.
That upgrade could very well come in the first round where the Jets hold two top-10 picks, but don't rule out the possibility that the team could also add players in other rounds as well.
We set out to identify one wide receiver the Jets could target in each round of the 2022 NFL Draft, regardless of whether or not they currently hold a pick in that round right now. Remember, draft trades do, and likely will, happen.
NY Jets Round 1 Target: Jameson Williams (Alabama)
There are realistically five or so wide receivers in contention to be the first player at their position off the board in this year's draft. You could have slotted USC's Drake London, Arkansas' Treylon Burks, or either of the Ohio State receivers (Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave) in this spot.
Ultimately, I went with Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams. Williams might have been the consensus WR1 in this class if not for a torn ACL suffered in January. Even still, Williams might be my personal favorite target for the Jets.
A former Ohio State transfer, Williams burst onto the college football scene in 2021 finishing with 79 catches for 1,572 yards en route to being name first-team All-American.
Williams is a dynamic, explosive wide receiver with All-Pro upside. As long as the medicals check out, the Jets would be wise to make him a target in the first round.