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

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NY Jets Round 6 Target: Bo Melton (Rutgers)

How about a little local flavor? Rutgers product and New Jersey native Bo Melton is always going to have a ceiling in the NFL. At 5-foot-11, 189 pounds, Melton is a bit undersized and he lacks the top-tier traits to ever be a standout receiver at the next level.

But that doesn't mean he can't still carve out a role. Melton is a lightning-quick, versatile prospect with ample special teams experience. He ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and has experience as both a returner and gunner on special teams.

Melton's best role in the NFL will probably be as a gadget player on offense and a core special teamer. That's likely how he will earn his way onto an NFL roster.

Those players can still be valuable, however. And as far as the sixth round is concerned, landing a player like Melton would be a worthwhile addition.

NY Jets Round 7 Target: Emeka Emezie (NC State)

If you're targeting a wide receiver this late in the draft, you might as well target a prospect who can do at least one thing at a very high level. A specialist, if you will. NC State's Emeka Emezie fits that profile.

While he'll never be confused with a track star like Tyreek Hill or a silky-smooth route-runner like Davante Adams, Emezie thrives as a physical, aggressive, jump-ball receiver who isn't going to be bodied off the ball.

Emezie wins in contested-catch situations using his natural leverage and powerful hands. He's a niche player, but still someone who can provide value to an NFL offense.

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The Jets need to add a physical receiver like Emezie to their offense even if it comes as late as the seventh round.

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