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NY Jets: 5 positions the team could target with the 23rd pick

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NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
NY Jets Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

3. NY Jets could address tight end

In a previous article, I discussed how tight end was a very important need for the Jets that had to be addressed in a big way this offseason.

Douglas added veteran Tyler Kroft, who has primarily seen action as a blocker more so than a pass-catcher in his career. Still, Kroft does not really move the needle at the position.

LaFleur’s San Francisco offense relied heavily on star tight end George Kittle, and the Jets could look to add a Kittle-like player at 23.

Enter Pat Freiermuth. The Penn State product is the consensus TE2 in the class behind athletic freak Kyle Pitts.

His excellent physicality and hands have earned him the nickname of “Baby Gronk,” and he has been touted as the most NFL-ready, well-rounded tight end in the class.

In 29 career games at Penn State, Freiermuth put up 16 touchdowns and 1,185 yards while also heavily contributing in the blocking department.

With a rookie quarterback, having a reliable receiving corps that includes a sure-handed tight end would go a long way.

The Jets have not had a reliable tight end in a very long time but spending the 23rd pick on a guy like Freiermuth would bring the position back to respectability.

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