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NY Jets make two huge offensive additions in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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NY Jets, Treylon Burks / Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Round 1, 10th Overall, NY Jets: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

I wanted to do something a little different with the 10th pick. No, Treylon Burks isn't my favorite wide receiver in this class and I'd prefer a player like Garrett Wilson at this spot. But some prefer Burks, and he is indeed an option here.

At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Burks would provide an element to the Jets' offense that they are currently missing. He's an absolute beast with and without the ball in his hands dominating in 50/50 situations and proving very difficult to tackle after the catch.

He reminds me of a younger Alshon Jeffery in the way he physically imposes his will on opposing defensive backs. He's not just a jump-ball receiver either. His YAC ability helps him stand out and could make him a dangerous weapon in the Jets' offense.

My biggest concern with him is separation, but he's still a first-round prospect and someone who very well could go as high as the top-10. This receiver class ultimately just comes down to what skill set each team prefers.

Round 2, 35th Overall, NY Jets: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

It doesn't seem as though the NFL is as high on Nakobe Dean as many analysts and draft scouts are. Once viewed as a potential top-10 pick, it's looking more and more likely that Dean is more of a fringe first-round prospect, at least right now.

Still, he has everything the Jets are looking for at the linebacker position. While his size won't blow anyone away (he stands at just 6-foot, 225 pounds), Dean is a superb athlete with the instincts and coverage skills to be a three-down linebacker at the next level.

Dean was named the 2021 Butkus Award winner as the nation's best linebacker for a reason. His speed allows him to be a disruptor as a pass rusher while his sideline-to-sideline agility helps him match up with any tight end and even some wide receivers.

I don't think we'll truly see Dean reach his ceiling until maybe his third year in the NFL. His tendency to overrun plays remains an issue. But few linebackers in this class have as high of a ceiling as he does.

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