After a very successful night one of the 2022 NFL draft, it is time for the New York Jets to turn the page to day two.

It all gets underway at 7 pm ET on Friday, April 29, and will feature the second and third rounds respectively.

Gang Green is scheduled to have two selections, one in each round:

No. 38 overall (second-rounder)
No. 101 overall (third rounder) via Tennessee Titans through the Philadelphia Eagles

Here is what the #Jets have left in 2022 #NFLDraft capital:

Day 2
– No. 38 (2nd rounder)
– No. 101 (3rd rounder)

Day 3
– No. 111 (4th rounder)
– No. 117 (4th rounder)
– No. 146 (5th rounder)#TakeFlight #NFL

— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) April 29, 2022

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An Absolute Steal

Steve Muench of Scouts Inc provided an updated second-round mock draft of how he predicts things will play out via ESPN Plus.

In his column he had the Jets landing Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean with the No. 38 overall pick that they originally acquired via the Sam Darnold trade.

“Dean is too good for the Jets to pass up here. He is an instinctive pass-rusher who locates and exploits gaps in pass protection. He should push Quincy Williams for the starting role opposite C.J. Mosley.”

Dean is ESPN’s No. 1 best player still available on day two of the 2022 NFL draft. There are two things working against him that caused this slide:

Positional value

NFL teams just don’t value linebackers the same as they used to, so right off the bat, he was fighting a losing battle. On top of that, he stands in at 5-foot-11, 229 pounds, and teams have concerns about that.

.@NakobeDean breaking down his outfit is absolute perfection #NFLdraft

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 28, 2022

Although if you look past those issues, Dean would check off a ton of boxes for the Jets. They have a clear position of need with Mosley getting older, Williams is in the last year of his deal, and there is an open spot in this 4-3 scheme.

Speaking to a few NFL people here are some of the things that stood out about him …read more



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