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NY Jets address biggest needs in post-free agency 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 5, 146th Overall, NY Jets: Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati

After adding D.J. Reed in free agency, the Jets probably won't look to draft a cornerback early. It's not off the table, but it's certainly less likely at this stage.

One player they could target a little later, however, is Coby Bryant. Bryant is one of the more unheralded cornerbacks prospects in this year's class and someone I've mocked to the Jets on numerous occasions.

He has the size at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, the length, and the ball skills to develop into a rock-solid starting-caliber cornerback. While he isn't exactly a great tackler, Bryant's physical traits and super ball skills give him an excellent foundation to build upon.

I'm skeptical that he'll ever become a true No. 1 corner, but Bryant has the traits and talent needed to compete for a starting job early in his career. More young cornerback depth for the Jets.

Round 5, 163rd Overall, NY Jets: Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada

The Jets seem to prefer targeting younger wide receivers who can grow with Zach Wilson. That's why even after adding Garrett Wilson in the first round, it made sense to double-up at the position.

Nevada's Romeo Doubs is a very different type of receiver than Wilson. Doubs thrives as a downfield, vertical threat using his size and speed to take the top off opposing defenses.

At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Doubs is one of the best pure deep threats in this draft, and while he isn't exactly the most refined route-runner out there, he doesn't have to be just yet.

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The Jets need a player who can add a vertical element to their offense. That's all Doubs would be asked to do early in his career while he continues to develop the other parts of his game. His speed alonewould be a game-changer.

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