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2022 NFL Mock Draft: Jets Pick Two Defensive Linemen in First Round

In this three-round mock draft from Bleacher Report, the Jets set the tone early by selecting two top-ranked defensive linemen.
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After finishing the 2021 season with the worst defense in football, sacking opposing quarterbacks just 33 times, don't be surprised if the Jets prioritize pass rushers this offseason, specifically in the NFL draft.

But why settle for just one defensive lineman this April? Why not set the tone by adding two studs, instantly taking New York's defensive line to the next level.

In this three-round mock draft from Bleacher Report's scouting department, the Jets use both the No. 4 and No. 10 picks on top-rated pass rushers.

Sure, they didn't get an opportunity to pick Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson or Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux—both those guys came off the board before the Jets were on the clock in this mock—but New York comes away with another highly-touted edge rusher, along with a behemoth on the interior.

Here are both of New York's picks, with some of Bleacher Report's analysis on why these two prospects will shine in green and white:

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Purdue DE George Karlaftis rushes off edge
Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis celebrates with National Championship trophy

After taking two defensive linemen in the first, New York proceeds to add two more big-name prospects in the second round.

Bleacher Report has the Jets selecting Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd 35th overall before addressing a position of need on offense, snagging Colorado State tight end Trey McBride at No. 38. 

Finally, in Round 3, BR sends Cincinnati cornerback Coby Bryant to the Jets with the 69th overall selection.


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