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

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Round 4, 111th Overall, NY Jets: Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah

The Jets haven't been shy about their pursuit of offensive linemen in this year's draft, but the best allocation of draft capital would probably be to address the position later as opposed to earlier.

Southern Utah's Braxton Jones is a very intriguing small-school developmental tackle prospect who could ideally sit for a year or two before eventually taking over as a starter.

At 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, Jones is a high-ceiling prospect with excellent athletic traits. He ran a sub-5.00 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and would be best fit in a zone-blocking scheme like the one the Jets run.

Jones would provide adequate tackle depth early in his career with the potential to start down the line. A perfect Day 3 target.

NY Jets trade down, fix defense in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

Round 4, 117th Overall, NY Jets: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State

From one small-school prospect to another, Troy Andersen is one of the most unique players in this entire draft class. Anderson has spent time as a running back, quarterback, and linebacker even leading his college team in rushing, passing, and total tackles in three consecutive seasons.

At 6-foot-3, 243 pounds, Anderson is a superb athlete for the linebacker position as he posted a ridiculous 4.42 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine which was the fastest among all linebackers.

He's far from a finished product, but Anderson's high athletic ceiling combined with his versatility gives him immediate special-teams upside with the ability to legitimately contribute to all three phases of the game.

Want to run some wildcat packages on offense? Anderson is your guy. Want a speedy sub-package linebacker? Look no further than Anderson. How about a core special-teamer? Yup, that's Troy Anderson.

It wouldn't surprise me to see him go Day 2, but Anderson is such a fun prospect that I hope he falls to the Jets here on Day 3.

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