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Ranking each NY Jets position group following the 2022 NFL Draft

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8. Tight end is the most improved position for the NY Jets heading into 2022

Jets fans have been begging this organization to develop and improve the tight end spot for years, and while it took Joe Douglas some time, he completely overhauled the position this past offseason.

Instead of sitting through Ryan Griffin as tight end No. 1 all season, the Jets fans can now appreciate C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, and rookie Jeremy Ruckert — a group that could help Zach Wilson fulfill his immense potential.

While none will hit the 1,000-yard mark alone, as a group, this team could do some serious damage. With such depth, the unit is strong enough to finally give the Jets a balanced and very dangerous air and ground attack.


9. Safety is an improved but not yet complete position for the NY Jets

A few years ago, the Jets had a great pair of homegrown safeties, but following the 2021 campaign, they were very light at the back end of the secondary. And while the addition of Jordan Whitehead is an improvement, they’ve still got a ways to go.

With Lamarcus Joyner, Ashtyn Davis, and other depth pieces alongside Whitehead, this could be a talented group that surprises everyone, but at this rate, safety comes in as arguably the Jets' biggest need in 2023.

We heard for years that Joe Douglas wasn’t going to pay top-tier money for a safety, and if he can continue drafting well alongside Whitehead, we could see a very solid, if not effective group on game day.

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