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

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Round 2, 40th Overall, NY Jets: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State (TRADE)

Now we get into those extra second-rounders. And like I said, we put them to good use first adding Colorado State tight end Trey McBride.

McBride is getting legitimate Round 1 buzz and might end up as the top tight end in this class. A monster senior season at Colorado State saw him finish with 86 catches for 1,017 yards in just 11 games.

At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, McBride moves very well for a man his size and could become a dynamic receiving option as well as a very capable in-line blocker.

His well-rounded skill set gives him the potential to start from day one and could serve as the impetus for the Jets finally having a productive tight end group.

Round 2, 44th Overall, NY Jets: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State (TRADE)

I was as surprised as anyone to see Penn State's Jahan Dotson still on the board at this spot. But even after adding Garrett Wilson in the first round, I just couldn't pass on the value here.

Dotson is an explosive, big-play receiver who would give the Jets the vertical threat their offense has been missing. His track background is evident every time he steps on the field, but it's his crafty route-running that provides a foundation for his athleticism to shine through.

A wide receiver room of Garrett Wilson, Jahan Dotson, Elijah Moore, and Corey Davis may seem like overkill to some, but the Jets saw in 2021 that you can never have too many wide receivers.

The Jets need playmakers on offense and providing Wilson with an improved offensive line (Kenyon Green), a new tight end (Trey McBride), and two new potential star wide receivers (Wilson and Dotson) is a home run in my book.

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