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

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Round 3, 69th Overall, NY Jets: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

The Jets need to address the linebacker position this offseason and one of my favorite fits for their defense is Wyoming's Chad Muma. At 6-foot-3, 242 pounds, Muma is your classic modern-day MIKE linebacker who has the athleticism to match up with opposing tight ends.

He has the size and coverage skills needed to be a three-down linebacker and the run-stuffing ability to be a force on early downs. He's one of my favorite Day 2 prospects in this entire class.

Drafting Muma would allow the Jets to move C.J. Mosley to more of an outside linebacker role, one that the team flirted with in training camp. Muma would take over the role Jarrad Davis was supposed to play this season.

A linebacker trio of Muma, Mosley, and Quincy Williams has a lot of upside to it.

Round 4, 114th Overall, NY Jets: Smoke Monday, S, Auburn

If there was an all-name team for this draft class, Auburn's Quindarious "Smoke" Monday would be an obvious addition. But for as cool of a name as he has, he's just as promising of a prospect on the field.

At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Monday has great size for the safety position and excels as more of a box defender where he can use his size and athleticism to disrupt underneath routes, blitz the quarterback, and stuff the run.

He's a prototypical strong safety who probably lacks the deep speed and fluidity to ever be an elite coverage safety, but he makes up for it with his physicality and could still be a starter in this league.

Monday makes more sense for the Jets if they land a player like Marcus Williams or Jessie Bates in free agency, someone who can fill that center-field free safety role.

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