The New York Jets have made it official with tight end Trevon Wesco, the team’s fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
With rookie minicamp kicking off this week, the Jets have started getting this year’s draft picks under contract. Wesco officially joined the ranks Friday:
Trevon Wesco makes it official. #TakeFlight
— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 10, 2019
A well-rounded prospect, Wesco excelled no matter what he was asked to do at West Virginia. Known for his prowess as a blocker, Wesco makes it clear he can get the job done as a receiver when necessary:
I think I dropped only two balls out of the 28 that I caught. I’ve always caught the ball. Since I was younger, I’ve always had the ball in my hand — playing quarterback and I played wide receiver when I was younger in high school. I’m really comfortable with that and I don’t feel like I have a problem with that.
Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan became enamored with Wesco while in Mobile, Alabama for this year’s Senior Bowl:
We were quite intrigued with him when we saw him at the Senior Bowl. We actually had a personal workout with him with our position coach, spent some time with him, brought him in for a visit. We think he has a skillset to eventually be a [starter], and what we term as a Y tight end, which is an on-the-line-of-scrimmage blocking tight end, but he also has the ability to be an effective receiver.
Wesco’s complete skill set should allow him to make an instant impact for the Jets, giving quarterback Sam Darnold a much-needed security blanket in the passing game, and helping Le’Veon Bell in the run game as a blocker.