New York Jets 7-Round 2022 Mock Draft: Helping Zach Wilson Round 1

2022 NFL Draft, Treylon Burks. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
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Ikem Ekwonu, 2022 NFL Draft
2022 NFL Draft prospect Ikem Ekwonu #79 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Round 1, 4th Overall: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State

The offensive line won’t be a serious issue for the New York Jets in 2022, especially with (hopefully) Becton and Vera-Tucker locking down the left side. The right side could use a stud, and the Jets get one here in the first round, landing Wolfpack tackle Ikem Ekwonu.

Ekwonu is primarily known for his skill set as a run blocker, possessing the space blocking abilities and the willingness to finish. His reps in pass protection took a leap in 2021, with the footwork moving to match his strong hands and anchor. Ekwonu could slide over to the right side and form a great bookend duo with Becton while protecting Wilson and helping Mike LaFleur get the run game rolling.

Round 1, 10th Overall: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

More help for Wilson arrives with the Jets second pick in the first round. Adding Corey Davis was a big deal last offseason to become the number one, and his route running and catch point skills will still be valued in the offense. Moore should work in the slot and outside while also getting schemed touches. Now, the Jets add some more size and speed with Treylon Burks.

Burks is another receiver who is honing his craft. His route tree needs some serious work, but he can separate at the catch point with good hand usage and leaping ability, and he’s a nightmare to handle after the catch with his long speed, smooth movement skills, and great contact balance. He becomes a red zone and YAC target early with monstrous upside from there.