Micheal Clemons, New York Jets, 2022 NFL draft, Texas A&M
Micheal Clemons, New York Jets, 2022 NFL draft, Texas A&M, Jet X Graphic, Getty Images

Micheal Clemons caps off the New York Jets’ current 2020 NFL draft itinerary

The New York Jets capped off their scheduled draft proceedings by helping their EDGE game, using the 117th overall pick on Texas A&M’s Micheal Clemons.

Clemons made an impact on multiple levels of Texas football, first starring at Cisco College at the JUCO level after his high school career with the Mustangs of Sachse.

After a dominant freshman year, Clemons transferred over to the Aggies. He wound up spending five years at College Station, taking a medical redshirt in 2018 and opting to exercise a fifth year of eligibility bestowed as compensation for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Though Clemons’ stock might’ve taken a hit for a 2021 arrest and injury issues, his dominant hands and ability to play both on the line and at linebacker could make him an attractive defensive diversity option. (But for the Jets’ depth chart sake, consider Clemons a pure EDGE player.)

Clemons is set to provide the Jets some long-sought pressure in a division where dual-threat quarterbacks are a lasting, realistic danger: Clemons was credited with 46 pressures last season, leading the Aggies and good for fourth in the SEC. He has also tallied 15.5 tackles for a loss over the last two seasons, including 11 sacks.

Barring a trade, the Jets have no more picks remaining in the 2022 NFL draft.

Audio Version available to members only: Learn more here

Download Jet X Mobile on the App Store and Google Play.

Want More NY Jets News & Jets X-Factor Content?

Download the free Jet X Mobile App to get customizable notifications directly to your iOS (App Store) or Google/Android (Google Play) device.

Add Jets X-Factor to your Google News feed to stay up to date with the New York Jets.

Follow us on Twitter @jetsxfactor for all the latest New York Jets news, Facebook for even more, Instagram for some of the top NY Jets images, and YouTube for original Jets X-Factor videos.

Join the official Jets Discord community to connect with likeminded fans.

Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com

11
Comments

Please Login to comment
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
ekill08x
Member
ekill08x

This pick is going to go very under rated because of his off the field issues but this man has some real impressive tape as a DE in the SEC. He is strong, powerful and plays extremely hard to the whistle. Also can win without just bull rushing OTs into the QB. Has a very solid inside spin move. I don’t spend nearly the time Joe does watching tape so I look forward to what he sees but I really really like this pick if the human being gets his act together, because the football player is a real talent.

Azuma76
Member
Azuma76

He’s got his shit together! Don’t be surprised he takes a lot of snaps at Edge this year

Jimjets
Member
Jimjets

I’m thrilled with this draft. Day 1 and 2 especially. I don’t know much about these last two guys but if they contribute it’s the best draft we’ve ever had possibly. I’m still concerned about OL depth. If we sign JC Tretter and restructure McGovern to make him a backup center/swing guard and sign LDT back I’d be a lot happier. And I still think we need an upgrade over Edoga/McDermott.

Azuma76
Member
Azuma76

Let em duke it out in training camp and may the best man win the job!

JetOrange
Member
JetOrange

Captain. Could be a product of the Senior Bowl experience. Pass rush, tough and nasty against the run. Good bye Zuniga, you had your opportunities

Azuma76
Member
Azuma76

Among others

Peter Buell
Member
Peter Buell

To those who are more well versed in the later rounds, would we have been better off not trading up for Hall, take Jalen Pitre s/cb moving up in the 3rd to take either LB Chad Muma or Christian Walker then taking Isiah Spiller or Pierre Strong in the 4th? Concerned about the D and LB in particular. Must address post draft from those not chosen or maybe a trade. If I were a team like Seattle with no current QB I might be interested in giving up a LB for a package of Mike White and Denzel Mims. I… Read more »

Azuma76
Member
Azuma76

Didnt the Jets just draft 2 safeties turned linebackers last year?

Peter Buell
Member
Peter Buell

possible but noone that sticks out to me. Certainly noone I would immediately pen in as a starter.

Peter Buell
Member
Peter Buell

They must have confidence in especially Will Parks based in reviews and that they didn’t reach for Dean.
Nasiradeen may get more play at LB this year. Still wouldn’t mind a trade considering the devaluing of the LB position where a 3rd rounder may get you a really good olb.
We’re this close…Why not?

Azuma76
Member
Azuma76

Have you seen tape on Breece Hall? I dont care what the media rank him, he has a streak at college right now with a TD in every game. For 2 seasons son! Sometimes I think you talk to just get attention to yourself, go watch his tape and maybe you will change your tune and stop listening to what other people saying to you!