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NY Jets make 3 first-round picks in DREAM 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

NY Jets, Drake London
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NY Jets, Drake London
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Round 1, 22nd Overall, NY Jets: Drake London, WR, USC

Here is where I had to think on my feet. The plan was to draft a wide receiver at 10, but Gardner's availability changed everything. Even still, I was able to trade back into the first round and secure one of the draft's top wide receivers, Drake London.

The Jets shipped the 35th overall pick (essentially moving up 13 spots) along with the 69th pick (top of the third round) and a future fifth to move up and select London. It's a slight overpay in terms of Jimmy Johnson's draft chart, but the value London would provide is more than worth it.

At 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, London is perhaps the most physically dominant wide receiver in this class. He's a contested-catch master who uses his large frame and basketball background to box out opposing defensive backs.

The Jets are in desperate need of a physical, red-zone threat in their offense and London provides that and much more. His ability to make plays after the catch is just the cherry on top.

The Jets land a player who can become their WR1 and they don't even have to use a top-20 pick to do so.

Round 2, 38th Overall, NY Jets: Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia

With only one second-round pick remaining, the goal was to land another player who can make an immediate impact. The addition of Devonte Wyatt sees the Jets come away with as many as four potential first-round-caliber prospects.

Wyatt was an important part of a stacked Georgia defensive line that featured fellow future NFL Draft picks such as Jordan Davis and Travon Walker. At 6-foot-3, 307 pounds, Wyatt could prove to be the best of the bunch, at least early in their respective careers.

The Georgia native is a high-upside, athletic 3-technique who improved every season at Georgia. He's a bit on the older side having just turned 24 which could cause him to fall, but he combines his high athletic ceiling with an NFL-ready skill set that also gives him a very high floor.

Wyatt would step in and immediately become a regular contributor in the Jets' defensive tackle rotation, possibly taking over for Sheldon Rankins who underperformed last season. An interior duo of Wyatt and Quinnen Williams has a lot of potential.

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