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

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Round 2, 38th Overall, NY Jets: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

In a cornerback class headlined by players like Derek Stingley Jr., Andrew Booth Jr., and Kaiir Elam, Washington's Trent McDuffie shouldn't be overlooked. He's someone who could very easily be just as good if not better than his fellow draftmates.

At 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, McDuffie is a little smaller than the other athletic freaks in this class, but he more than makes up for it with the other aspects of his game. He's versatile, athletic, intelligent, physical, and has good ball skills.

Some might project McDuffie as a slot-exclusive prospect in the NFL, but he proved at Washington that he can succeed on the boundary too. He would be a perfect fit in Robert Saleh's defense as a high-IQ cornerback who excels in zone coverage.

Don't be surprised if Trent McDuffie ends up being a really good player at the next level.

Round 2, 54th Overall, NY Jets: Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M (TRADE)

The Jets were able to move up from 108 to 54 as part of that Eagles trade on Day 1. And with the 54th overall pick, they addressed a position that has long been overlooked.

Jalen Wydermyer is making a strong case to be TE1 in a pretty talented class and he has the size and route-running ability to be a perfect fit in the Jets' offense.

At 6-foot-5, 255 pounds, Wydermyer is a physically-imposing tight end who has soft hands, is a good route-runner, and obviously serves as a dynamic red-zone threat given his frame. On top of that, he's a more than capable blocker.

I'd expect the Jets to target more of a "complete" tight end who can be equally effective as a receiver and a blocker and Wydermyer fits that criteria more than any player in this class.

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