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

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Round 5, 145th Overall, NY Jets: Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State

We decided to go back to the offensive line well here with a more traditional offensive tackle prospect in Arizona State's Kellen Diesch.

The Jets could very well decide to play Kenyon Green at tackle, but Diesch is a very promising late-round developmental tackle prospect who could take over as the team's swing tackle in 2022.

At 6-foot-6, 310 pounds, Diesch has good size and length, although he lacks the raw power to be much more than a backup right now. But with his athletic traits and ready-made pass-block skill set, he projects as someone who could develop into a starter in the right situation.

Think of this as your Chuma Edoga replacement as the Jets get better depth at the tackle position.

Round 5, 162nd Overall, NY Jets: Tyreke Smith, EDGE, Ohio State

Jets head coach Robert Saleh loves having a deep defensive line rotation which is why we finished off this draft with another edge rusher in Ohio State's Tyreke Smith.

Smith is another prospect who I expect to be taken earlier than this, but this is another situation where I wasn't going to pass on the talent. His sack production in college wasn't anything noteworthy, but he's arguably been Ohio State's best pass rusher over the last two seasons.

At 6-foot-4, 265 pounds, Smith has great size for the position with the versatility to line up in either a two or three-point stance. Much like his Ohio State teammate, Jeremy Ruckert, I wouldn't be surprised if Smith was a much more productive player at the NFL level.

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He has a bit of an injury history which could cause him to fall a little in the draft, but the traits are more than enough to take a chance on him at this spot.

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