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Deebo Samuel trade and 5 NY Jets predictions for the 2022 NFL Draft

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2. The NY Jets land the No. 1 player in the draft

For years now, many have had Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux ranked as the No. 1 player in this draft, and while questions have conveniently come out about his character and drive in recent weeks, the Jets could still ignore that nonsense and land the best player in this draft class.

Thibodeaux has the talent, the technique, and the drive to be an elite pass rusher at the next level, and if the draft goes the way many expect (Aidan Hutchinson, Ikem Ekwonu, and Evan Neal/Travon Walker or another player) in the top three, he very well could fall to the Jets.

There’s a chance that the Oregon product is taken in the top three, but given the way many believe it will go, it’s likely that the Jets will have a chance to draft him. After the lack of pressure on the QB for years, Gang Green will finally have themselves a monster off the edge.


3. Drake London becomes NY Jets WR1

With the prediction that the Jets don’t want to pay San Francisco’s price for Deebo Samuel, the most obvious choice to find WR1 is in the draft, and that will come with the 10th overall selection of USC stud Drake London.

Whether the Jets go with London, Garrett Wilson, or Jameson Williams, this team will be better off with another outside weapon for Zach Wilson, but London just offers exactly what the Jets need at this point in time.

His versatility, size, and leaping ability are perfect complements to Corey Davis, Braxton Berrios, and Corey Davis, and will give Wilson a serious red-zone target, something this offense sorely missed in 2021.

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