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1 edge rusher the NY Jets can target in every round of the 2022 NFL Draft

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NY Jets Round 6 Target: Josh Paschal (Kentucky)

I think Josh Paschal should and probably will go earlier than this, but most mock drafts I've seen project him as a later Day 3 prospect. If that's the case, the Jets should absolutely pounce if he's still available in the sixth round.

Paschal is everything the Jets usually look for in young prospects. A highly-regarded on and off-field leader, Paschal is the only three-time full-season captain in school history.

He probably doesn't have the elite traits to ever be a star player in the NFL, but he plays with impressive strength at the point of attack and has a motor that never runs dry.

Paschal has drawn comparisons to players like Emmanuel Ogbah and the Jets' own John Franklin Myers as he's probably a tweener at the next stage. The Jets could find a home for him though, especially if he's still available this late in the draft.

NY Jets Round 7 Target: Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa (Notre Dame)

Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa is a classic overachiever. He lacks the athleticism or raw physical traits to ever be a standout player at the next level, but his worth ethic and versatility could earn him a spot in the league as a rotational player.

Originally an interior lineman, the 6-foot-2, 282-pound Tagovailoa-Amosa dropped 20 pounds and moved to an edge role in 2021. It's hard to say what his best role will be in the NFL, however.

The cousin of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and brother of Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa could be a worthwhile pickup late on Day 3.

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He's another player who can play that tweener role that John Franklin-Myers and Solomon Thomas are currently projected to fill. The Jets need defensive line depth and Tagovailoa-Amosa would provide them with a versatile chess piece who can play all over the defensive line.

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