The New York Jets’ most pressing need heading into the 2022 offseason was the wide receiver position, and now here we are after the initial rush of free agency and it somehow remains their biggest need. The only move the team has made thus far is re-signing Braxton Berrios, who is more so known for his ability on special teams than he is as a threat in the passing game.
To be fair, the Jets did attempt to make a splash move by recently putting in an offer to trade for disgruntled Chiefs star, Tyreek Hill, and even reportedly agreed on a deal, but the Miami Dolphins added their hat to the ring at the last minute and the Jets ultimately lost out on the speedster to their AFC East rival.
Right now, New York’s depth chart at receiver looks exactly the same as it did last season (minus Keelan Cole), and that is just not going to cut it if the Jets want to put their young quarterback in a position to succeed moving forward. That’s why I fully expect the team to take one of the top wideouts in the 2022 NFL Draft with one of their two top 10 picks.
As things stand now, the New York Jets have the fourth and tenth overall picks in the draft. This puts them in a prime position to potentially get the top receiver on their draft board, which could be one of a few different options. Jameson Williams, Garrett Wilson, Treylon Burks, and Drake London have been popular picks mocked to the Jets during the pre-draft process, and all provide different skill sets that would be welcomed additions for Zach Wilson and the Jets aerial attack.