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

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Round 2, 35th Overall, NY Jets: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

The Jets could opt to address the cornerback position early on Day 1, but I think it's more likely they wait until the second day to make any major additions. One player Jets fans should get very familiar with is Washington's Trent McDuffie.

McDuffie has gotten a little overshadowed in a stacked cornerback class, but he has all the tools to become a very good player at the pro level. At 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, McDuffie fits the size mold of what the Jets are looking for in their cornerbacks.

He's an instinctual zone-coverage defender with the versatility to line up either outside or in the slot. He isn't the most physical player in coverage, but he's never one to shy away from contact and has been known to be uber-aggressive in run defense.

McDuffie is a tough-as-nails, technically-sound cornerback prospect who might be overlooked with athletic freaks like Derek Stingley Jr. and Kaiir Elam in this class, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him become a better player than some of the guys likely to be drafted ahead of him.

Round 2, 38th Overall, NY Jets: Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati

The Jets are going to need to improve their pass rush in the offseason, and they can't just rely on a returning Carl Lawson to solve all of their pass-rush woes. Expect the Jets to be aggressive in their draft-day pursuit of an edge rusher.

We didn't land one on Day 1, but we still managed to snag a pretty good one here on Day 2 in the form of Cincinnati's Myjai Sanders. At 6-foot-5, 255 pounds, Sanders has excellent length and some of the best burst in this class.

He has an explosive first step with the length and bend to be a real problem for opposing offensive tackles. His athletic traits are reminiscent of Yannick Ngakoue's coming out of college and that's probably a good projection for what Sanders could become.

He needs to work on his run defense, but the traits are there for him to become a dangerous, athletic pass rusher at the NFL level. Sanders is someone who could compete for snaps as a rookie before exploding onto the scene after a little additional development.

Well worth the pick here at 38.