New York Jets keep retooling roster in 2022 NFL mock draft

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2022 NFL Mock Draft, New York Jets

Oct 2, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (97) rushes the quarterback as Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Logan Bruss (60) blocks during the third quarter at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets seem to have a bright future under head coach Robert Saleh. How will they keep adding talent in the 2022 NFL Draft?

The New York Jets appear to have found the right head coach in Robert Saleh, but the roster reload or rebuild or retool — whatever you want to call it — remains incomplete.

By the way, is any roster ever really complete?

The Jets are 2-6 at the almost-halfway point of the 2021 NFL season. Heading into Week 10 action, they’re obviously not expected to win a ton more games as they continue to break in franchise quarterback Mike White, I mean, Zach Wilson.

New York Jets keep retooling roster in 2022 NFL mock draft

The New York Jets can keep taking things slowly with Wilson, but they need to continually allocate every possible resource towards surrounding him with the best possible talent, something the previous regimes in New York have almost entirely failed at.

How will general manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh continue to add pieces to this roster? With multiple first-round selections in the 2022 NFL Draft, they’ve got a shot to do some serious damage.

1st pick: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan

1st round, 4th overall

The New York Jets are not a team in need of just one specific piece.

This is a roster that was in desperate need of an overload, so there’s no just one position group Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh need to zone in on for their early selections in the 2022 NFL Draft.

With that being said, the Jets can take a best player available at positions of need approach early in this draft because of the fact that many of the positions of strength in the 2022 class appear to line up quite well with their most pressing needs.

Aidan Hutchinson would be exhibit A.

Hutchinson is an insanely gifted athlete, he’s productive, and he might remind Robert Saleh of Nick Bosa.

That worked out pretty well in their first year together in San Francisco.

Hutchinson gets after the quarterback with a variety of ways to win against offensive linemen, but his overall combination of size, strength, quickness, burst off the snap, and tenacity all make him one of the truly elite prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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