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

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Round 5, 146th Overall, NY Jets: Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia

The Jets don't need to add a tight end in this year's draft, not after signing both C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin in free agency. But it sure wouldn't hurt to add a little more depth.

Virginia's Jelani Woods is another one-of-a-kind prospect who has experience playing quarterback. Woods originally committed to Oklahoma State to play QB before transitioning to tight end and later transferring to Virginia.

Standing at a whopping 6-foot-7, 253 pounds, Woods is a matchup-nightmare waiting to happen, and although he's only an average athlete with below-average route-running skills at this time, his size will garner plenty of attention.

Woods' best role would come as an in-line tight end who can attack up the seam as well as serve as a more-than-capable blocker. He's someone who is only scratching the surface of his potential.

Round 5, 163rd Overall, NY Jets: Kennedy Brooks, RB, Oklahoma

Even after adding Michael Carter in last year's draft, don't be surprised if the Jets target a running back on Day 3 of the draft. Ideally, they would look to add a power back who's most effective between the tackles.

In the past, I've mocked players like Michigan's Hassan Haskins or Alabama's Brian Robinson Jr. at this spot. With both off the board, I pivoted to another big-name running back with a similar set of skills.

Oklahoma's Kennedy Brooks is always going to have a ceiling as an NFL back. He lacks the speed and explosiveness to ever be anything more than a rotational back, but that's perfectly fine with the Jets.

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Brooks is an effective short-yardage running back who put together three consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns at Oklahoma. He can be a suitable part of the Jets' running back rotation and fill the role Joe Douglas hoped La'Mical Perine would fill two years ago.

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