NY Jets: Way-too-early 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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NY Jets, DeMarvion Overshown
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Round 2, 36th Overall, NY Jets: DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas

This position was a bit of an internal debate, as Penn State's Rasheed Walker had slipped from the first round and was available for selection at this spot.

Call me an optimist, but I passed on him as a firm believer that Morgan Moses and Mekhi Becton will be the team's tackles for years to come.

Instead, the focus shifted back to defense.

DeMarvion Overshown, aside from being a prime candidate for a Key and Peele skit, is an interesting prospect at linebacker that the Jets could certainly benefit from drafting. The linebacker position itself is one that's a bit intriguing, as it's anyone's guess as to how the room performs.

On paper, it seems like the linebacker corps could be promising. C.J. Mosley will return to the field after being gone for nearly two entire seasons.

The Jets signed former first-round pick Jarrad Davis in the off-season. They also drafted Florida State's Hamsah Nasirildeen, who was a highly rated player before an ACL tear derailed his 2020 season.

But that is just one side of the story. C.J. Mosley will return in an unknown form since we haven't seen him play in a long time. Blake Cashman has been injured more often than not. The Jets could use a WILL linebacker — and Overshown can fit that role perfectly.

A great player in coverage, Overshown is also a great tackler. While many people say the Big 12 isn't known for their defense, a big hope for Texas this season will be that their front seven will propel them to new heights — led by a recently converted defensive back in Overshown.

He's a promising young star that the NY Jets would be eager to have.

Round 2, 41st Overall, NY Jets: Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina

Chris Herndon's spot on the roster seems to be hanging by a thread at the moment. After a promising rookie year, Herndon has yet to return to giving fans or the Jets organization a glimmer of hope of him becoming what they thought he would be.

Now that 2021 is the last year of his rookie deal, as well as Tyler Kroft and Ryan Griffin showing more promise than Herndon in offseason workouts, tight end could become an even bigger need than it is now.

Isaiah Likely is an incredible receiving tight end, sometimes described as one of Coastal Carolina's best big-play threats. He has reliable hands — something Herndon lacked in his 2020 campaign. In fact, Likely has little not to like entering his final year in college.

While his blocking skills could use some brushing up, he has the potential to be a star at the tight end position — something that the Jets' new offense could really use.