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Which NY Jets rookies will have the biggest impact in 2022?

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5. Micheal Clemons, DE, NY Jets

At No. 5 we have Micheal Clemons, the edge rusher out of Texas A&M. Clemons was the final selection made by the Jets, being picked in the fourth round at No. 117 overall.

Clemons is a bit older than your typical draft pick (24), which is part of the reason the Jets were able to grab him in the fourth round. He's a strong player with heavy hands, something that will help him make the most of his snaps as part of a Jets defensive line that will be constantly rotating.

Clemons' age should also help, as he is more experienced than your average rookie and therefore should have fewer growing pains as he acclimates to the NFL.

4. Jermaine Johnson, DE, NY Jets

At No. 4 on this list, we have Jermaine Johnson, the edge rusher from Florida State. Johnson was the third first-round pick that general manager Joe Douglas made that night, trading back into the first round to grab him. The 23-year-old was a projected top-10 pick who fell all the way down to 26 before Douglas and the Jets stopped his slide.

Johnson should be a big part of the Jets' pass rush this season, rotating in on passing situations. He should get plenty of opportunities to make plays this year.

3. Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets

At No. 3 we have the Jets' second first-round pick, Garrett Wilson, the wide receiver out of Ohio State. Wilson was the 10th overall pick in the draft and was considered by many to be WR1 in the class.

Wilson figures to be a big part of this offense from the start, hence why they took him in the top 10. He has been praised for his strong hands and ability to separate, something the Jets offense relies on. The Jets hope he will be one of Zach Wilson's go-to targets for a long time.

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