NY Jets overhaul defensive line in Georgia-heavy 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 2, 38th Overall, NY Jets: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

I am not a Georgia fan, although I am tempted to further go all-in on their defensive line by snagging defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt with this pick. While this would be a luxury, the Jets simply have too many other needs to further invest assets in the defensive line.

Instead, the Jets would be wise to consider adding one of the draft's best tight ends at this slot.

Trey McBride was one of college football's best tight ends last season. Despite drawing massive attention on an underwhelming Colorado State team, McBride was able to post 91 catches and 1,125 yards.

His upside as a receiver has drawn comparisons to Hunter Henry and Austin Hooper. Either such player would give Zach Wilson the type of safety net that he has never enjoyed in his professional career.

McBride must build strength in order to competently block at the next level, but his ball skills are unquestioned. He would make a great primary draft addition to the skill position room, while New York pivots to adding wide receiver help in free agency or via the trade market.