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NY Jets make surprising pick in latest CBS Sports 2022 NFL Mock Draft

NY Jets, Jameson Williams
NY Jets, Jameson Williams / Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
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The NY Jets will likely look to address the wide receiver position in the offseason, even after adding both Corey Davis and Elijah Moore this past spring. They could even look to target one in the first round — it's certainly not off the table.

But a recent 2022 NFL Mock Draft from Josh Edwards of CBS Sports has the Jets doing something that will probably surprise most people. Edwards has the Jets drafting a wide receiver not only in the top-10, but with the No. 7 overall pick in the draft.

Edwards mocked Alabama's Jameson Williams to the Jets with the seventh overall pick after projecting them to take LSU's Derek Stingley Jr. with their fourth overall pick.

Stingley is a popular mock to the Jets, although there's certainly an argument that suggests it's unlikely the Jets actually go in that direction. But Williams as a top-7 pick is a new one, at least for me.

Would the NY Jets actually consider drafting Jameson Williams that high?

Williams is a fantastic wide receiver prospect who's widely considered to be one of the best receivers in this year's class. The Ohio State transfer broke out as a junior being named first-team All-SEC following a standout 2021 season.

Williams has recorded 68 catches for 1,445 yards and 15 touchdowns in 13 games this season and looks the part of a future first-round NFL Draft pick. But top-10? At this stage of draft season, it's safe to say that's a little high.

Now, this isn't to say that the Jets shouldn't consider targeting Williams. After all, the Jets' offense needs additional playmakers and few words better describe what Williams brings to the table.

But perhaps he might be better suited as a trade-down target if the Jets trade out of their second first-round pick. Of course, this is all speculation too. A lot can change from now until draft day.

That second first-round pick could fall further down the board if the Seattle Seahawks win a couple more games. Williams could see his draft stock rise to the point where he's considered a top-10 prospect.

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Nothing is set in stone. But as of right now, it would certainly be a surprise to see the Jets select Jameson Williams in the top-10 of next year's draft.

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