Round 2, 38th Overall, NY Jets: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
Ideally, I would've liked to address the offensive line before this, but with Ikem Ekwonu and Charles Cross gone by pick 10, there really wasn't a better option. Still, Daniel Faalele is quite the consolation prize.
Faalele might just be the largest player in the NFL this season. At 6-foot-8, 380 pounds, Faalele is a mountain of a human being who may be a little rough around the edges, but who also has all the physical gifts necessary to be a star at the next level.
A native of Australia, Faalele didn't start playing football until 2017, but he's taken to the game much quicker than most would have expected. If he continues to develop, this could be another Jordan Mailata-type situation.
The Jets wouldn't need Faalele to start early either with Mekhi Becton and George Fant under contract for 2022. Ideally, the Jets would move forward in 2023 with Becton at left tackle and Faalele at right tackle giving the team likely the largest offensive tackle duo in NFL history.
Round 3, 69th Overall, NY Jets: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
Jeremy Ruckert is probably one of the most commonly mocked players to the Jets in mock drafts this year — and with good reason. The former Ohio State star is everything the Jets need in a tight end and more.
A native of Long Island, Ruckert was underutilized in a stacked Ohio State offense. NFL teams would be foolish to allow his lack of collegiate production at OSU to drop his draft stock like what happened to the likes of Michael Thomas and Terry McLaurin in recent years.
Ruckert has an absurd catch radius with sticky hands and a competitive drive. He's more than capable as a blocker too with an NFL-ready frame and a willing motor.
The Jets need to overhaul their tight end room this offseason, and even if they add someone in free agency, Ruckert should still be a top draft target.