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2022 NFL Draft: Jets Trade Back in First, Surround Zach Wilson With Weapons in 7-Round Mock

Blake Pace debuts his first seven-round mock draft, sending Kayvon Thibodeaux and Drake London to Gang Green in the first round.
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With the 2022 NFL Draft less than two weeks away, I decided it was time to take my first crack at a seven-round mock draft for the Jets — using PFF’s simulation model. This team is set up tremendously with five top-70 picks and, as we’ll see in just a little back, a couple of great trade options to add even more draft capital.

I continue to love the depth of this draft class in rounds two and three, so maximizing those picks could make this a home run draft for Joe Douglas and company. Let’s kick things off with an uber-talented edge rusher, the highly discussed Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux celebrates tackle
Jets GM Joe Douglas with coach Robert Saleh
USC wide receiver Drake London runs after catch
Michigan safety Daxton Hill warming up
UCONN DL Travis Jones pressures quarterback
Wyoming linebacker Chad Muma makes tackle
Memphis offensive lineman Dylan Parham
Ohio State TE Jeremy Ruckert catches touchdown pass
Notre Dame RB Kyren Williams evades tackle

Round 5, Pick No. 163: Jets select DB Cordale Flott, LSU

When you get to this portion of the draft it becomes best player available, so I took the top cornerback/safety option there that would make sense on this defense.

Flott has great closing speed on his targets and has fluid hips to change directions with ease depending on his receiver’s route. He’s got experience all over the secondary — playing outside corner, slot corner and safety — and is also one of the youngest players in this draft class. He has an extremely thin frame and doesn’t locate the ball well, but he trusts his athleticism to come out on top if all else fails.


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