Round 4, 115th Overall, NY Jets: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State
Troy Andersen is one of the most fun players in this draft class. Andersen played quarterback, running back, and linebacker in college, but is likely more of a defensive prospect at the next level.
At 6-foot-4, 233 pounds, Andersen has impressive size and sideline-to-sideline speed that gives him three-down potential. His athletic traits should allow him to become a regular on special teams as well.
Round 5, 145th Overall, NY Jets: Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida
Even after adding Michael Carter in last year's draft, the Jets might again look on Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft for a suitable complement. Florida's Dameon Pierce has the skill set the Jets should be looking for.
Pierce is a powerful, no-nonsense runner who rarely goes down on first contact. The Jets need a running back who can run effectively between the tackles and Pierce could be that player.
Round 5, 162nd Overall, NY Jets: Lecitus Smith, OG, Virginia Tech
A former tight end, Lecitus Smith is an excellent athlete who does his best work in space. Primarily a left guard in college, the Jets could see Smith as a developmental guard prospect who can eventually compete for reps at right guard.
His lack of length could serve as a detriment, but his athleticism provides a solid floor to build upon in the future.