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NY Jets trade down TWICE in stacked 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 1, 10th Overall, NY Jets: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

That's a lot of moving. Like a lot of moving. Essentially, we traded down twice from pick No. 4, first to No. 9, and then to No. 13. In the end, we managed to pick up two additional second-round picks and another third. Those will be put to good use in a moment.

But first, let's talk about the first pick the Jets actually made — that being Ohio State's Garrett Wilson. Wilson is who we took at this spot in our last mock draft, and he made sense again with some of the other top targets off the board.

Garrett Wilson is everything the Jets are looking for in a wide receiver prospect. He's a dynamic catch-and-run receiver with outstanding route-running ability and big-play potential.

Wilson isn't the fastest or strongest guy out there, and he might just be better off as a slot receiver at the NFL level. But the Jets are looking for receivers who can make plays in space and become high-volume targets in their passing game.

Wilson fits that to a tee.

Round 1, 13th Overall, NY Jets: Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M (TRADE)

Kenyon Green is one of my favorite offensive line prospects in this class, and while he might be a reach inside the top-10, I think it's perfectly safe to take him here at this spot.

Green's versatility immediately springs to mind as a selling point. He has experience playing every offensive line position except center and could realistically step in as a day-one starter at either guard spot or right tackle.

The Jets just so happen to have question marks at both right guard and right tackle and Green could become a day-one starter at either spot depending on the moves the Jets make in free agency.

At 6-foot-4, 325 pounds, Green has the size to be a mauler in the run game while possessing the quickness and lateral agility to hold up in pass protection, even at right tackle.

Pairing him up with Mekhi Becton and Alijah Vera-Tucker would give the Jets one of the best young offensive line trios in the NFL.

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