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NY Jets: 4 tight ends to target early in the 2022 NFL Draft

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3. Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M

Jalen Wydermyer is looking to become Texas A&M's highest-drafted tight end since Martellus Bennett was drafted 61st overall back in 2008. And he has a pretty good shot too.

At 6-foot-5, 255 pounds, Wydermyer is one of the most impressive physical specimens in this class. He uses his large frame to physically dominate defenders at the catch point.

It's that large wingspan that makes him so dangerous as a receiver despite his average athletic traits.

Wydermyer hauled in 46 catches for 506 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore earning second-team All-SEC honors for the second consecutive year.

His production has dipped a little in 2021, but he's still considered to be one of the best tight ends in this upcoming class.

On top of his ability to be a receiving threat at all three levels, he's also a very willing in-line blocker which is aided by his size. That said, he could still work on his polish and technique in that area.

Wydermyer is a solid well-rounded tight end whose size could allow him to find success at the NFL level. Don't be surprised if he ends up a top-50 pick when all is said and done.

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