NY Jets: 3 players to trade up for in the 2021 NFL Draft

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1. The NY Jets could trade up for Teven Jenkins

The Jets’ interest in Teven Jenkins has been well-documented by this point. Joe Douglas and company seem to have the former Oklahoma State star in their crosshairs as perhaps their preferred target with their second first-round pick.

Not too long ago, it seemed very possible that Jenkins would still be on the board at 23. But now, that seems more like wishful thinking.

Jenkins is an interesting evaluation in that some will see him as a tackle at the next level while others might view him as a guard-exclusive prospect. Either way, he’s someone the Jets should target.

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With 35 career starts under his belt, Jenkins is one of the more experienced offensive linemen in this class. His raw power and lateral mobility give him sky-high potential while his sturdy frame and intangibles give him a rather high floor as well.

It’s no surprise to hear that the Jets are interested. But how high might they need to trade up to grab him?

Jenkins is currently projected to come off the board somewhere in that 16-23 range putting the Jets right on the border of where he could be drafted. Essentially, don’t expect him to make it past 23.

The Jets might need to leapfrog a few teams, namely the Bears and Titans, if they want to land Jenkins. But it might just be worth it to select one of the best offensive linemen in this class.

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If the Jets are going to trade up for any player this Thursday, your money should be on Teven Jenkins.