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Ikem Ekwonu and 6 NFL Draft prospects the NY Jets must avoid

NY Jets, Ikem Ekwonu
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The NY Jets have perhaps the most draft flexibility of any team in the 2022 NFL Draft. With two top-10 picks, four top-40 selections, and more draft capital than almost any team in recent NFL history, the Jets have their fair share of options in this year's draft.

That notion is strengthened by the fact that they still have a multitude of needs to address. The free-agency period was a successful one for the Jets, but it's clear that the roster still needs work.

Players like D.J. Reed, Jordan Whitehead, and Jacob Martin should go a long way toward improving a defense that ranked dead last in the NFL last season.

And on offense, players like Laken Tomlinson, C.J. Uzomah, and Tyler Conklin should do wonders for the development of second-year quarterback Zach Wilson and the rest of the team's young offensive unit.

While the roster does need plenty of work, we also have a clearer picture of which positions the Jets plan to target early in the draft. And on the same note, we now know what positions don't really need to be addressed early as well.

Or at least those positions shouldn't be addressed early.

The NFL Draft is always unpredictable, and that should prove to be the case once again in a year that's been as unpredictable as any in NFL history. It's impossible to predict just how the draft will shake out.

That being said, there are a few players the Jets should probably stay away from in Round 1. Let's take a closer look at a few of said players.

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