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NY Jets address OL and EDGE early in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 1, 10th Overall, NY Jets: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

It's so hard to predict what the Jets will do with their second first-round pick or if they'll even use it at all. In this scenario, we went with another major position of need adding Michigan edge rusher David Ojabo.

Ojabo was overshadowed by Aidan Hutchinson this season, but the junior pass rusher has the traits and natural talent to become just as good if not better than his former teammate.

Ojabo is understandably a bit raw as a prospect. Born in Nigeria before moving to Scotland as a child, Ojabo didn't start playing organized football until his junior year of high school.

This is a bit of a projection pick, but Ojabo has all the tools necessary to be an All-Pro edge rusher. He showed this past season that he's improving quicker than anyone expected and that he's far from a project.

Round 2, 35th Overall, NY Jets: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

Trent McDuffie is one of my favorite cornerback prospects in this class. He doesn't have the size of someone like Kaiir Elam or Tariq Woolen. He doesn't have the freakish athleticism of a Derek Stingley Jr. or Andrew Booth Jr.

But what he does offer is a well-rounded, versatile skill set that should allow him to excel immediately in the NFL. He's a high-floor prospect who is equally adept in both man and zone coverage with the tenacity to be a force in run defense.

At just 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, he fits the mold for what the Jets are looking for at the cornerback position. Robert Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich haven't prioritized drafting athletes and physical specimens.

They want high-IQ, versatile defensive backs who rely on functional athleticism rather than traits. McDuffie makes a ton of sense for the Jets and he's great value at this spot.

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