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NY Jets land Kayvon Thibodeaux and a star WR in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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

The Jets bolstered their wide receiver room last offseason adding the likes of Elijah Moore and Corey Davis, but it's clear there's still work to be done. Arkansas' Treylon Burks could help fill that need.

Burks is a physically-imposing receiver who stands at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds. But this isn't your typical 50/50 X receiver, though. Burks thrives with the ball in his hands and was used everywhere from outside receiver to in the slot to even in the backfield at Arkansas.

He has some of the softest hands in this class and might just be the best pure YAC receiver in this draft as well. He'll draw comparisons to Deebo Samuel given his versatility and it sure would be fun to see what Mike LaFleur can do with him in the Jets' offense.

With Jamison Crowder and possibly Braxton Berrios departing, the Jets need another high-volume slot receiver and Burks could fill that role and provide the Jets with a very promising trio of receivers alongside Moore and Davis.

Round 2, 35th Overall, NY Jets: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

The Jets may not see the cornerback position as the same dire need that some fans do, but that doesn't mean they're going to ignore it altogether.

Auburn's Roger McCreary has the upside of a Day 1 pick who could fall to Day 2 in such a stacked cornerback class. At 6-foot, 190 pounds, McCreary is an exceptional athlete who is one of the best man cover corners in this class.

He isn't lacking as a zone defender either with the instincts and awareness to read the quarterback's eyes and jump into throwing lanes. He's a rock-solid cornerback prospect who can compete for a starting job early in his career.

Adding McCreary to a young cornerback room already featuring the likes of Bryce Hall, Brandin Echols, and Michael Carter II would be very intriguing.

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