For perhaps the first time in history, everyone loved what the New York Jets did in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft last night.
The Jets were probably the biggest winner in the first round. They began the night by taking Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner with the No. 4 overall pick. They then flipped to the offensive side of the ball by adding former Ohio State star Garrett Wilson.
The Nos. 4 and 10 picks were the only ones the Jets had entering the night, but they weren't done there. New York traded back into the opening round and took Florida State edge-rusher Jermaine Johnson with pick No. 26. Some mocks had Johnson going as high as top 10, but a mysterious draft slide allowed the Jets to swoop in.
Are the Jets allowed to do something good for a change? They appear to be turning the tide.
The Jets added three day-one starters in the first round. It doesn't get much better than that.
"You get three impact players at three premium positions. You dream of it happening. It was a really good day," Saleh said after the first round, via 247Sports. "A really good opportunity for these guys to come in and help this team get better."
The Jets will get back to work tonight in the second, third and fourth rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.