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NY Jets add star EDGE and OT in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 2, 38th Overall, NY Jets: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

The Jets are going to be heavily involved in the safety market this offseason and will realistically be looking for two new starters. Expect the team to target the position in free agency, but that doesn't mean the draft will be off-limits.

While Kyle Hamilton seems unlikely, a player like Daxton Hill makes a ton of sense for the Jets at the top of Round 2. Hill was a swiss army knife for the Wolverines playing all over in former defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald's defense.

Hill's best work came when aligned as a single-high safety or when he lined up in the slot as he was able to show off his instincts as well as his competitive nature.

Robert Saleh's defenses have loved to utilize interchangeable, versatile safeties in the past and Hill could give the Jets exactly that. He's a day-one starter at a major position of need.

Round 3, 69th Overall, NY Jets: Cade Otton, TE, Washington

Cade Otton hasn't gotten as much press as some of the other top tight ends in this class. He doesn't have the production of Trey McBride, the athleticism of Isaiah Likely, or the highlight-reel catches that Jeremy Ruckert has.

However, Otton would be an excellent fit in the Jets' offensive scheme and could prove to be one of the most productive tight ends in this class. He's a prime candidate to be a better NFL player than he was in college.

Otton comes from a Washington scheme that demands their tight ends know how to block. He's an experienced in-line blocker with good route-running skills and underrated athleticism.

Ideally, the Jets would pair Otton with a veteran in free agency to give the team their best tight end room in years.

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