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NY Jets make major OL additions in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 3, 68th Overall, NY Jets: Jermaine Waller, CB, Virginia Tech

Even after drafting three cornerbacks on Day 3 of last year's draft, the Jets could still make a few additions at the position this offseason.

And that's what we did right here using the team's only third-round pick, and last top-100 selection, on Virginia Tech's Jermaine Waller.

At 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Waller is a long and rangy cornerback who is equally as adept in man coverage as he is zone. He's had injury issues in the past that caused him to miss most of the 2020 season.

But the talent is evident, and the Jets have shown in the past that they're not afraid to take a chance on a talented cornerback with an injury history.

Round 4, 113th Overall, NY Jets: Amaré Barno, EDGE, Virginia Tech

The Jets' pass rush has been one of the team's strengths through six games, and that's been without prized free-agent addition Carl Lawson. But that doesn't mean they're going to ignore the position this offseason.

One thing they're missing up front, especially without Lawson, is explosiveness. Virginia Tech's Amaré Barno certainly doesn't lack that.

At 6-foot-4, 242 pounds, Barno is a little undersized for a 4-3 defensive end role but he makes up for it with a long, athletic frame and an explosive first step.

He's a classic developmental edge rusher who will need time to grow into his frame. His raw talent is evident, and the Jets could use a high-upside pass rusher on their roster.

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