Round 4, 122nd Overall, NY Jets: Amari Gainer, LB, Florida State
Amari Gainer fits the mold of what Robert Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich look for in their linebackers. At 6-foot-3, 232 pounds, Gainer has ideal size for a modern-day NFL linebacker, and his versatility should make him appealing to many teams.
He has experience lining up in the slot covering tight ends as well as patrolling the middle of a defense in a MIKE linebacker role.
He's even played a little edge defender and can be used as a situational pass rusher from time to time. The Jets are still looking for linebacker help and Gainer could be a player to keep an eye on next April.
Round 5, 146th Overall, NY Jets: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
We talked about fixing the tight end position, and this is the way to do it. The Jets need to completely overhaul the position this offseason which is why it could make sense to double-up at tight end in the 2022 NFL Draft.
After drafting Jalen Wydermyer in the second round, we snagged Colorado State's Trey McBride here in the fifth. McBride is a little less dynamic than his fellow draft-mate, but he makes up for it with versatility and blocking skills.
Colorado State likes to deploy McBride as a tight end/H-back hybrid and he could be a perfect replacement for Trevon Wesco in the Jets' offense.
The Jets love to run 12 personnel, but they just don't have the players for it. Wydermyer and McBride give them an excellent one-two punch to build around at tight end.