NY Jets go the Kyle Hamilton route in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 2, 38th Overall, NY Jets: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

Trey McBride has been one of the most consistent picks for the Jets in mock drafts this year — not that that should come as much of a surprise. McBride is arguably the best tight end prospect in this class and someone the Jets got to work with closely at the Senior Bowl.

At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, McBride was an incredibly productive player at Colorado State serving as the focal point of his team's entire offense. He has an NFL-ready frame with a well-rounded set of receiving skills that should allow him to be productive early in his career.

He's no slouch as a blocker either as his competitive drive and size help him mask technical deficiencies in that area of his game. McBride is as well-rounded as they come.

The Jets are desperate for tight end help and they manage to land a pretty good one here in Trey McBride.

Round 3, 69th Overall, NY Jets: Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

The Jets would love to add a game-changing pass rusher early in the draft, but in this scenario, the opportunity just didn't present itself. That doesn't mean they can't find a player with that type of upside in the middle rounds, however.

Minnesota's Boye Mafe helped his stock with a standout showing at the Senior Bowl, and he has the physical tools to make him an intriguing developmental pass-rusher prospect on Day 2 or 3 of the draft.

At 6-foot-4, 265 pounds, Mafe blends good size with outstanding explosiveness. He plays with a high motor which allows him to make the most of his athletic traits.

His lack of technical refinement probably makes him more of a rotational/developmental player early in his career, but with the right development, he has the potential to be the star pass rusher the Jets are searching for.