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

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Round 5, 145th Overall, NY Jets: Cam Taylor-Britt, CB, Nebraska

The Jets seem to be more content with their cornerback group than most probably realize, and if they were to draft someone like Kyle Hamilton early, I think addressing the secondary becomes an even smaller priority for the team.

That said, Nebraska's Cam Taylor-Britt is someone I was shocked to still see on the board at this spot. He's a legitimate Day 2 prospect who can compete for starting reps early in his career.

At 6-foot, 205 pounds, Taylor-Britt is an impressive athlete who shined as a quarterback in high school before making the switch to defense. He's physical in run support with the instincts and range to excel in zone coverage.

In such a deep cornerback class, a player like Taylor-Britt could be overlooked. If he manages to fall all the way to the fifth round, the Jets should hesitate.

Round 5, 162nd Overall, NY Jets: Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan

We end this draft with yet another player who I'd be shocked if they fell this far. Michigan's Hassan Haskins can make a strong case to be a top-five running back in this class.

He's a powerful downhill runner with great size at 6-foot-1, 220 pounds. He runs with excellent contact balance and is especially effective between the tackles.

The Jets already have Michael Carter, but they're missing a true inside power runner. Haskins gives them that and more. On top of his raw power, Haskins is an impressive pass blocker and he can show the occasional burst as well.

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A duo of Carter and Haskins should be enough to get Jets fans excited about the future of the team's ground game.