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NY Jets trade down with Eagles for three picks in recent 2022 mock draft

By Kristen Wong
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In a new 2022 mock draft, the NY Jets trade back with the Philadelphia Eagles to secure three picks in return. How wise is this proposition?

With two top-10 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Jets could field trade offers from several teams, especially quarterback-needy ones.

Adam Hermann of NBC Sports Philadelphia recently released a mock draft that has the Eagles receiving the Jets' No. 10 overall pick to snatch an early-round quarterback. In return, New York gets the No. 15 pick, a third-round pick, and a 2023 sixth-round pick.

Sounds awfully similar to how the Chicago Bears traded up for Justin Fields last season.

In Hermann's mock, Philly selects Liberty quarterback Malik Willis with their newly acquired 10th pick while New York selects safety Kyle Hamilton at No. 4 and wide receiver Treylon Burks at No. 15.

NY Jets trade No. 10 pick to Philly, still nab star safety and wide receiver in recent 2022 mock draft

Hermann notes that Hamilton would fill the "Jamal Adams-sized hole" in the Jets' defensive backfield, though one could argue Adams never left a hole in the first place.

Picking a safety this early seems risky given New York's dire needs at offensive line and the edge (among other positions), but Hamilton is still considered a top-five player in this draft according to most analysts.

As for projected No. 15 pick Treylon Burks, he's a top-tier receiver talent the Jets can bag while also securing future draft capital.

"He's an impressive, big-bodied wide receiver who doesn't sacrifice speed for size - think Chargers wideout Mike Williams. He notched 67 catches for 1,123 yards and 11 TD this year, including 179 yards and two touchdowns against Alabama. Zach Wilson needs weapons, and Burks is a weapon."

Adam Hermann

In this mock, the Jets would nab a secondary cornerstone piece and a talented wide receiver along with extra draft picks. It's a potential win-win for both New York and Philly: the Jets get much-needed help in the secondary and in the receiver room, and the Eagles get Hurts' successor (or replacement).

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Out of all the mocks out there, this one isn't the most ludicrous nor is it disappointing. The Jets stand to benefit quite a bit from a trade with Philly and would gain elite reinforcements on both sides of the ball.

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