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7 wide receivers the NY Jets can target in the 2022 NFL Draft

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NY Jets Round 2 Target: Christian Watson (North Dakota State)

One of the fastest rising prospects in this year's draft has been North Dakota State's Christian Watson. At 6-foot-4, 208 pounds, what Watson lacks in experience he more than makes up for with raw athletic talent.

Watson is everything NFL teams look for from a size and speed perspective. The Florida native ran a ridiculous 4.36 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine which is almost unheard of for a man his size.

While he does possess the raw tools to be a star at the next level, he's going to have to become a bit more polished as a route-runner and overall receiver if he's to find similar success in the NFL.

Watson is far from a finished product, but if the Jets are looking for upside at the top of the second round, they probably aren't going to do much better than him.

NY Jets Round 3 Target: Jalen Tolbert (South Alabama)

Jalen Tolbert might just be one of the most underrated wide receiver prospects in this year's class. A former two-star recruit, Tolbert transformed into one of the most productive receivers in all of college football over the last two seasons.

Following a standout junior season, Tolbert put up monster numbers in 2021 setting new school records in catches (82) and touchdowns (8) while finishing with the fourth-most receiving yards in the entire FBS (1,474).

Tolbert is a high-character prospect with above-average athletic traits and a very appealing size/speed blend. At 6-foot-1, 194 pounds, Tolbert ran a 4.49 40-yard dash and he looks even faster on tape.

This is one of those instances where the production doesn't lie. Tolbert should be a day-one contributor with the chance to develop into a plus-starter in the very near future.

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