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

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Round 3, 69th Overall, NY Jets: Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M

The Jets are going to overhaul their tight end room this offseason. The only question remains what resources they'll use and what players they'll land. In this scenario, Texas A&M's Jalen Wydermyer joins the fray.

At 6-foot-5, 265 pounds, Wydermyer has a massive frame that he uses to be a matchup nightmare in the receiving game. The 21-year-old has a superb catch radius and outstanding body control that give him a high upside as a receiving threat.

While not the most technically sound blocker, Wydermyer's large frame helps him overpower defenders and he's never been short on effort.

The Jets could pair Wydermyer with a veteran free-agent signing to give the team a capable tight end room for the first time in over a decade.

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Round 4, 109th Overall, NY Jets: Darrian Beavers, LB, Cincinnati

Darrian Beavers is a bit bigger than your typical Robert Saleh/Jeff Ulbrich linebacker prototype. At 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, Beavers would immediately become the largest linebacker on the roster.

But don't let his size fool you — he can move too. While Beavers is never going to be confused with Deion Sanders, the Cincinnati product is a former wide receiver and safety who bulked up and switched positions in college.

Coaches have raved about his intelligence and leadership and he's at his best when stacking and shedding blocks in run defense. He probably isn't someone you want dropping into deep zones over the middle of the field, but he has enough coverage ability to hold his own.

The Jets are looking for a true MIKE linebacker and Beavers could be that player, perhaps as early as this season, allowing C.J. Mosley and Quincy Williams to maximize their athleticism at the WILL and SAM positions.

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