It’s never too early to look ahead to the next NFL draft. Here are more prospects for New York Jets fans to watch this college football season.
The Jets made a big move this offseason by acquiring guard Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders via trade, upgrading at least one position along the interior of their offensive line.
But more work is needed to fully solidify the trenches for the Gang Green offense. Here are three interior offensive line prospects Jets fans should keep an eye on this fall and into the predraft process:
Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
Jonotthan Harrison has proven he can be a solid NFL starter, but if the Jets are looking for a long-term upgrade at center, Biadasz should be their primary target in next year’s draft.
The anchor of arguably the most effective offensive line in all of college football, Biadasz could have been an early pick in the 2019 draft, but opted to return to Madison for another season. Already one of the most polished and experienced interior blockers in the nation, this 6-3, 318-pounder should solidify himself as a first-round lock with another strong performance in 2019.
Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame
A massive mover with experience at both guard at tackle, Kraemer projects best as an inside blocker at the next level. Considering the Jets could use improvements at both positions, Kraemer’s versatility could make him a valuable commodity who could start immediately.
Listed at 6-6, 319 pounds, Kraemer has the size and athleticism of a quality tackle, combined with the toughness and strength of an effective guard. A strong senior season could have him on the first-round bubble come next April.
Darryl Williams, Mississippi State
Another versatile blocker, Williams also could have fetched a fairly early pick in the 2019 draft. Instead, he heads back to Starkville for another year, where he can smooth out the rough edges in his game, and hopefully improve his draft stock even further.
Williams has experience at both guard and center, something that will serve him well at the next level. His experience against top competition in the SEC should have him battle-tested and ready to succeed against NFL defenders, regardless of where he lines up. Look for him to end up being a Day 2 pick when next year’s draft rolls around.