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If the Jets want to pickcornerback Ahmad Gardner in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft, odds are they’ll have to grab him at No. 4 overall.That is, except Bobby Layne Jersey if they trade up with the 10th overall selection.In this mock draft, from , New York grabs an offensive lineman fourth overall. Then, making sure they get their guy, the Jets use their surplus of draft capital to trade up and pick Gardner.Here’s how the top-10 picks in Miller’s mock draft look (with some of his analysis in italics).Then, we’ll break this down and evaluate New York’s hypothetical first-round haul.ESPN’s Matt Miller has the Jets trading up in the top 10 in this mock draft after picking an offensive lineman fourth overall. 1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, DE, Georgia2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan3. Houston Texans: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU 4. New York Jets: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama5. New York Giants: Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon PROJECTED TRADE: Jets move up for a CBThe deal: NYJ send pick Nos. 10 and 69 and a 2023 third-round pick to CAR for pick No. 6. 6. New Michael Brockers Jersey York Jets: Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati 7. New York Giants: Charles Cro s, OT, Mi si sippi State8. Atlanta Falcons: Drake London, WR, USC9. Seattle Seahawks: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State 10. Carolina Panthers: Kenny Pickett, QB, PittLet’s start with the “surprise” at No. 4.New York could absolutely pick Ikem Ekwonu hereor Kayvon Jerry Jacobs Jersey Thibodeaux for that matterbut elect to select Alabama’s tackle Evan Neal instead. This comes down to the evaluation proce s for New York and what general manager Joe Douglas prefers.We know Douglas loves offensive linemen in the first round (think Mekhi Becton and Alijah Vera-Tucker), so honestly, it’s not astonishing to see them pick a left tackle here. Some would disagree, but Neal going before Ekwonu is the real surprise.Scroll to ContinueFrom there, the Jets know they can’t wait until 10 if they want Ahmad Gardner. Douglas has been compiling draft capital for years. Part of that arsenal of picks comes from the Detroit Lions Accessories Sam Darnold deal with the Panthers. That makes this deal with Carolina (including multiple third-round picks) something New York can easily pull the trigger on.Adding Gardner is huge for a team that had the worst defense in the NFL last year. Plus, the Jets play against Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill and DeVante Parker twice a year going forward. They need a true No. 1 corner like Gardner to put a lid on those top wideouts in the AFC East.As Miller alluded to in his analysis, this cla s is deep at multiple positions, like wide receiver and EDGE. Sure, New York doesn’t come away with a prospect at those spots in the first round, but with the capital they have, they’ll be ready to pounce later in this draft. Besides, Douglas abides by the “best available” laws. In this scenario Parnell Motley Jersey , he exits the first round with the first left tackle and cornerback off the board.If you’re curious, here are the rest of New York’s picks in Miller’s seven-round mock:MORE:

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