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NY Jets land star EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 2, 39th Overall, NY Jets: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

I considered going wide receiver a little earlier, even considering a trade-down with the seventh overall pick. But ultimately, the Jets still came away with an exciting wide receiver prospect here early in Round 2.

Penn State's Jahan Dotson is one of the most explosive players in this class clocking in at a 4.33 40-yard dash in the offseason. Dotson has elite body control and is one of the best in the country at tracking passes downfield.

While he lacks elite size, he projects similar to a player like Elijah Moore who not only thrives with the ball in his hands, but can stretch the field and take the top off opposing defenses.

Dotson can join Moore and Corey Davis to give the Jets a talented trio of receivers heading into 2022.

Round 3, 68th Overall, NY Jets: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

The Jets absolutely need to address the tight end position in the offseason, and while they very well might turn to free agency in order to do so, it would make sense to snag one in the draft as well.

Colorado State's Trey McBride is in the conversation to be TE1 in this class thanks in part to an incredibly productive senior season. McBride finished his senior year with a ridiculous 86 catches for 1,017 yards in just 11 games.

He was Colorado State's offense hauling in six or more catches in every game the team played this season. And at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, he's far from a liability as a blocker either.

Given the importance of the tight end in the Jets' offense, I'd expect them to target someone who can double as both a capable pass-catcher and blocker. Trey McBride fits that profile.

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