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NY Jets: 4 offensive linemen to target in the 2021 NFL Draft

NY Jets, Alijah Vera-Tucker Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Texas won 41-34. Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Texas won 41-34. Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

4. The NY Jets should target OT Teven Jenkins

Although George Fant is the current right tackle, he most likely isn’t the long-term option. The Jets could Sbe looking for his replacement and it is better to try to find one sooner rather than later.

Teven Jenkins was one of the bright spots for Oklahoma State, but he ended up opting-out of the 2020 season. He should still be someone to keep an eye on this upcoming NFL Draft.

Jenkins started 12 games for OSU, playing right tackle in nine of them. That being said, he does have the ability to play inside if he needs to.

Jenkins is exceptional in the run game. He was the leader of the offensive line and helped running back Chuba Hubbard put together an incredible 2019 season.

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His athletic ability helps him get to the second level and finish his blocks. He is also able to hold his own and win the one-on-one battles at the line.

Pass protection is a bright spot in Jenkins’ game too. He is quick for his size and makes sure opposing defensive linemen don’t gain ground on him.

Since Jenkins hasn’t played since November, he might be viewed as more of a project than a day one starter. This doesn’t mean the Jets should overlook him, though. Jenkins can provide versatility to the line and fill in for injuries if need be.

Jenkins will likely be a late-first or early-second-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft and could be someone Joe Douglas targets with the 23rd or 34th overall pick.

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