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

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NY Jets, Tariq Castro-Fields
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Round 5, 136th Overall, NY Jets: Tariq Castro-Fields, CB, Penn State

Now is really the time when teams will get into drafting for depth, which is exactly what the NY Jets need. As previously mentioned, Bryce Hall is the only corner on the roster with a seemingly guaranteed spot on the roster.

Tariq Castro-Fields is a corner with a lot of promise. He's good, not great, in both man and zone coverage. He could benefit from a strong pass rush — with the Jets could have if all goes well in 2021.

There's plenty for him to improve upon, but the foundation is there. A little time rising in the oven, and Castro-Fields could be, at worst, a great depth corner.

Round 5, 160th Overall, NY Jets: Dallas Gant, LB, Ohio State

Selecting Dallas Gant would be a bit of insurance to the Overshown pick from earlier. Buried on a depth chart, Gant is expected to be the star of the linebacking corps this upcoming season for the Buckeyes.

A foot injury has sidelined Gant for a significant amount of time during spring training for Ohio State, but that shouldn't be an issue for what is presumed to be his breakout season come September.

At 6-foot-3, Gant could be a solid backup in the future — and possibly a key rotational player.