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

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Round 5, 144th Overall, NY Jets: Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

If there's one thing we've learned about Robert Saleh throughout the course of his career and with the Jets this season it's that he loves to have a deep defensive line that he can rotate frequently.

Even after adding George Karlaftis in the first round, we decided to double-up at edge rusher landing a high-ceiling prospect in Minnesota's Boye Mafe. Mafe is a raw prospect who projects as more of a developmental player than anything.

At 6-foot-4, 265 pounds, Mafe blends good size with an excellent first step and burst to give him a rather high ceiling at the NFL level. He's a bit rough around the edges, but Mafe's length and natural athleticism make him worth taking a shot on here on Day 3.

The Jets add further depth to an already deep defensive line rotation.

Round 5, 161st Overall, NY Jets: Zamir White, RB, Georgia

I fully expect the Jets to target another running back in this year's draft with Day 3 being another ideal spot to add a promising young talent. In this case, we went with Georgia's Zamir White.

White is a decisive, athletic runner who hasn't quite lived up to expectations at the collegiate level but has still found plenty of ways to produce in a high-powered Georgia offense.

At 5-foot-11, 215 pounds, the former No. 1 recruit has good balance and rarely goes down on first contact. His lack of elite speed prevents him from being a true home-run threat, but he's still an effective runner nonetheless.

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Pairing White with a returning Michael Carter and even Ty Johnson would add more depth to a promising Jets backfield.