NY Jets make huge trade in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 1, 14th Overall, NY Jets: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama (TRADE)

We have a trade! The Jets decided to trade down with the Philadelphia Eagles sending the 7th overall selection as well as the 108th pick (in the fourth round) for the 14th pick, the 58th pick (second round), and a 2023 second-round pick.

We won't get to use the 2023 pick here, but we do make excellent use of Philadelphia's original first-round selection landing Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams in the middle of Day 1.

I traded down with the goal of landing a receiver and was thrilled to see Williams still on the board. Perhaps the most explosive player in this class, Williams burst onto the scene as a junior at Alabama being named first-team All-American following a ridiculously productive season.

The Jets need playmakers on offense and few words define Williams better than 'playmaker.' Pairing him up with Elijah Moore and Corey Davis could give the Jets a Cincinnati Bengals-like trio to build around for the foreseeable future.

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Round 2, 35th Overall, NY Jets: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

I was surprised to see Jameson Williams still on the board at pick No. 14. But I was absolutely floored to see Iowa's Tyler Linderbaum still available at the top of Round 2. There was no chance I was going to pass on him here.

Linderbaum is widely viewed as one of the best center prospects the NFL has seen in years and most project him as a mid-to-late first-round pick at this stage. That's why it was an absolute no-brainer to snag him on Day 2.

At 6-foot-3, 290 pounds, Linderbaum is everything teams look for in a center prospect. He's supremely athletic, as technically refined as any center prospect could be, and cerebral at the point of attack.

The Jets could shift Connor McGovern over to right guard (or cut ties) and insert Linderbaum as a day-one starter with the chance to become one of the best centers in football before long.