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

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1. Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

No tight end has risen up draft boards this year as quickly as Trey McBride. Already seen as an NFL Draft prospect going into the year, McBride's production as a senior has helped catapult him to the top of many tight end rankings.

At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, McBride is a large-bodied tight end who excels as a run blocker. Many saw him as a fringe starter at the NFL level heading into the season.

That was until he exploded onto the scene and became one of the most productive receiving threats in all of college football.

In nine games this year, McBride has hauled in a whopping 74 catches for 838 yards and a touchdown. He's averaging over eight catches and over 90 yards per game.

In a game against Toledo earlier in the year, McBride accounted for 109 of Colorado State's 110 passing yards. Trey McBride is Colorado State's offense.

All of a sudden, a player who was once viewed as more of a blocking tight end in the NFL has proven that he could be just as dynamic and productive as a receiver.

Now, production isn't everything and there are still legitimate concerns about just how much upside McBride has as a receiver at the next level.

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But it's hard to argue with results. Trey McBride is proving that he can do it all and is making a strong case to be TE1 in this year's draft class.

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