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NY Jets land game-changing WR in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

NY Jets, Garrett Wilson
NY Jets, Garrett Wilson / Joshua A. Bickel/Columbus Dispatch / USA
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NY Jets, Garrett Wilson
NY Jets, Garrett Wilson / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

Round 1, 10th Overall, NY Jets: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

The Jets need playmakers on offense and few players fit that moniker better than Ohio State's Garrett Wilson. Wilson is in the conversation for WR1 in this class after a sensational junior year that saw him rack up over 1,000 yards in one of college football's most exciting offenses.

At 6-foot, 192 pounds, Wilson might be the best catch-and-run receiver in this class with the ability to break any play to the house. He's a dynamic threat on underneath routes and a perfect fit for the type of offense the Jets are trying to run.

Wilson could immediately replace Jamison Crowder as the team's starting slot receiver and give the Jets a talented trio of Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, and Garrett Wilson.

Now locked into the 10th overall pick, wide receiver will be a popular target at this spot in future Jets mock drafts.

Round 2, 35th Overall, NY Jets: Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

I don't expect Cincinnati's Ahmad Gardner to last this long, but anything is possible in such a stacked cornerback class.

Even with Bryce Hall emerging as a long-term starter and players like Brandin Echols and Michael Carter II showing promise, the Jets still need to address the cornerback position this offseason.

Gardner's combination of size, athleticism, and technique make him one of the best cornerbacks in a loaded class. In fact, you could argue that Gardner has the best tape of any corner in this year's draft.

The Jets land a potential steal here in a player who should immediately give them one of the best young cornerback duos in the NFL.

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