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

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Round 4, 109th Overall, NY Jets: Jamaree Salyer, OG, Georgia

Even after drafting Ikem Ekwonu, the Jets could still use some extra offensive line help, especially at guard. Georgia's Jamaree Salyer primarily played tackle in college, but most project him as a guard at the NFL level.

Salyer only has average length at 6-foot-4, 325 pounds, but his natural power and balance make him a strong candidate to develop into a starting-caliber interior player in the future.

The Jets already have their left guard of the future in Alijah Vera-Tucker, but their right guard position is more of a question mark. Salyer can come in and compete for snaps as a rookie while the Jets hopefully develop him into a future starter.

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Round 4, 115th Overall, NY Jets: Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State

Troy Andersen is one of my favorite prospects in this class. The FCS product played quarterback, running back, and linebacker at Montana State making him one of the most fun, versatile prospects in this year's draft.

At 6-foot-4, 233 pounds, his future is more than likely at linebacker, but any team that drafts him would be wise to draw up some trick plays for him on offense. Mike LaFleur could have some fun with that.

More importantly, Andersen has the skill set the Jets are looking for at the linebacker position. He's an outstanding athlete with real sideline-to-sideline speed even at his size. He's also never one to shy away from contact and is an explosive tackler.

I don't think he's someone who should start early given his inexperience and technical flaws, but Andersen projects as a plus special-teamer who can legitimately contribute to all three phases of the game.

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