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Kayvon Thibodeaux falls to the NY Jets in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

NY Jets, Kayvon Thibodeaux
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NY Jets, Kayvon Thibodeaux
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Round 1, 4th Overall, NY Jets: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

The Jets get a little lucky and have Oregon pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux fall to them at pick No. 4. Thibodeaux has the length, athleticism, and upside of a future All-Pro at his position.

Robert Saleh and company will be hoping that Thibodeaux can have a Nick Bosa-like effect on their defense. The Jets add one of the most talented players in this draft class in the form of another young defensive building block.

Round 1, 10th Overall, NY Jets: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

Charles Cross is perhaps the best pure pass protector in this class. At 6-foot-5, 305 pounds, Cross is a phenomenal athlete who's technically sound in pass protection with the lateral mobility to get up into the second level.

While I don't think he'll ever be a truly dominant run blocker, Cross' floor is high given his pass-protecting skills. The Jets add a player who can feasibly start at left tackle (or even right tackle) depending on what happens with Mekhi Becton and George Fant.

Round 2, 35th Overall, NY Jets: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

The Jets are going to need to seriously overhaul their safety position this offseason, and they do so here adding a player who would probably be the best safety in most normal, non-Kyle Hamilton draft classes.

Penn State's Jaquan Brisker is a versatile, rangy, high-IQ safety who can fill the Marcus Maye role in the Jets' defense. He's a day-one starter and quite the steal here at the top of the second round.

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