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NY Jets land Aidan Hutchinson, make a trade in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 2, 35th Overall, NY Jets: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

I fully do not expect Treylon Burks to be available at this spot. That said, there is a scenario where he is. This year's wide receiver class is deep and talented, but there seems to be a very large discrepancy as to which prospects are the best.

Teams' draft boards are expected to be all over the place when it comes to this wide receiver class which could present a prime opportunity for someone like Burks to fall, even as far as out of the first round entirely.

That would play right into the Jets' favor. Burks is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound tank who runs like Marshawn Lynch with the ball in his hands and has the physicality of someone like Alshon Jeffery as a receiver.

Burks thrives in YAC situations and could fill the Deebo Samuel-lite role in the Jets' offense. The Jets need wide receiver help and Burks has the skill set and talent to provide a major boost.

Round 2, 38th Overall, NY Jets: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State

The Jets aren't necessarily in the market for a starting offensive tackle this offseason with Mekhi Becton and George Fant currently under contract, but Nicholas Petit-Frere makes a ton of sense as a target nonetheless.

Petit-Frere has experience playing both left and right tackle and is one of the most athletic tackles in this class. At 6-foot-5, 315 pounds, the Ohio State product has silky smooth footwork and the length/lateral mobility combo to deal with the speediest of edge rushers.

He's a perfect fit in the Jets' zone blocking scheme and could project as a long-term starter at either tackle spot. Now, his role in 2022 might be a little murky.

However, the plan would be to have Becton and Petit-Frere as the Jets' two long-term starting tackles with Fant's contract expiring after the season. At the very least, Petit-Frere is excellent security for Becton at either tackle spot in 2022.

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