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NY Jets draft position finalized, will have two top-10 picks

NY Jets, Robert Saleh
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The NY Jets draft position has officially been finalized following the team's 27-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills and the Seattle Seahawks' 38-30 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

The Jets will, indeed, have two picks in the top-10 of the 2022 NFL Draft. They entered the day with the fourth overall selection and that remained the case after Jets and Houston Texans losses.

As for the Seahawks pick, that selection falls a few spots to No. 10 overall after their thrilling win over the Cardinals. Still, it's hard to be upset at the amount of draft capital the Jets possess.

They will also pick 35th overall in the second round and 38th overall as a result of the Sam Darnold trade with Carolina, per Tankathon. The Jets are the only team with four picks inside the top-50 of this year's draft.

And they have four picks in the top-38.

The NY Jets have arguably more draft capital than any NFL team

With that in mind, you could easily make the argument that the Jets have more draft capital than any other NFL team. They're going to need it too.

While general manager Joe Douglas has done a good job laying the foundation and adding youth to the roster, the Jets are still very much a team that needs a lot of help.

Positions like tight end, safety, cornerback, wide receiver, edge rusher, linebacker, and the offensive line could all use bolstering this offseason. In reality, there might not be a position on the roster that is set in stone, perhaps aside from quarterback or long snapper.

Douglas will look to make full use of his abundance of draft capital and capitalize on the trades he made. The first step was acquiring the picks and setting his team up for success.

But success doesn't come from trading for draft picks. The next step is maximizing those picks.

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If Douglas can make his draft class look similar to the team's 2021 class, the Jets should be headed in the right direction.

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