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Ranking the NY Jets' top 12 needs ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft

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2. The NY Jets need to address the wide receiver position

While the Jets are in a better position now than they were when Douglas took over, they still have work to do. Adding a genuine No. 1 wide receiver on the outside paired with Corey Davis and last year's rookie sensation Elijah Moore could leave the Jets and Zach Wilson set up for major success.

There’s little doubt that the Jets will address this position very soon, whether it be trading for the likes of DK Metcalf, A.J. Brown, or Deebo Samuel, or taking a young stud in the draft. Either way, Wilson is about to get another young weapon to grow alongside, and Jets fans should be ecstatic.

Outside of Keyshawn Johnson, Santana Moss, and a bright spot with Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall, the Jets have had little success at the position in recent yeaers.

With Moore flashing potential alongside Davis, adding one more piece to this puzzle is essential, and it should have Zach Wilson smiling from ear to ear.


3. The NY Jets need to address their offensive line

For years now, the Jets have struggled to protect quarterback after quarterback. While Joe Douglas took his time rebuilding this wall, it’s finally looking more than respectable with a chance to step up to that elite level.

Since 2020, the Jets have added Mekhi Becton, George Fant, Connor McGovern, Alijah Vera-Tucker, and most recently Laken Tomlinson. While that will be a great line for 2022, the team needs to add a long-term answer at both center and tackle.

Becton has been injury-prone, and if he can get healthy, this team could go places. So if the Jets can add an elite-level prospect in the draft at either tackle or center, for now and for the future, they may finally be able to say they have a team that can give Zach Wilson a chance to excel.

Sure, we may never see a line as good as the one that took the Jets to back-to-back AFC title games in 2010 and 2011, but if one or two pieces can finish the line, it will give the Jets one of the best offensive lines in the NFL for years to come.

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