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NY Jets: Players to target on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft

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2. Tight ends and offensive linemen the NY Jets could target

  • TE – Tommy Tremble – Notre Dame
  • TE – Pat Freiermuth – Penn State
  • OL – Teven Jenkins – Oklahoma State
  • OL – Creed Humphrey – Oklahoma
  • OL – Landon Dickerson – Alabama
  • OL – Wyatt Davis – Ohio State
  • OL – Dillon Radunz – North Dakota State
  • OL – Brady Christensen – BYU
  • OL – Josh Myers – Ohio State

This year’s draft class is not very deep at tight end, but that doesn’t mean the Jets won’t be looking for one on Day 2 or beyond. I

t’s doubtful that the Jets select a tight end at 34, but if there is a trade down, you can’t rule out Notre Dame’s Tommy Tremble as a possibility at some point. Tremble is an excellent blocker who can play a dual role in the backfield as a lead blocker or on the move if needed.

The odds of him making it to Round 3 are not good, but the Jets’ new offensive staff members from San Francisco would love to hit at the tight end position like they did when the 49ers selected George Kittle in Round 4 years ago.

Another position that the Jets could continue to address on Day 2 and beyond is their offensive line. Players like Wyatt Davis, Creed Humphrey, and Landon Dickerson are all still on the board, and each one brings something different to the table.

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Position flexibility will be critical for the Jets. A player that can slot into multiple spots on day one could be helpful.

A new pivot man at the center position could push Connor McGovern to guard. An offensive tackle who could also play guard if necessary can’t be ruled out as a possibility either. And one of the biggest surprises is that Oklahoma State tackle/guard Teven Jenkins is still available on the board.

He is a player that many considered a possibility for the Jets at 23, as someone who could slide to guard at the next level. It’s tempting for the Jets to double up and take another offensive linemen.

If the Jets find a way to sneak back into Round 3, drafting BYU’s Brady Christensen in that area would make for a nice storyline. Reuniting him with the player he protected in college Zach Wilson might even make Wilson’s transition to moving to the big city an easier one.

Christensen is worthy of drafting — there are questions about what position he will play in the pros, whether it’s at tackle or inside at guard. Christensen graded out well at Brigham Young, protecting Wilson’s blindside.

With the Jets, Christensen would have to compete for snaps at right tackle and guard, but could slide to left tackle if an injury were to occur. Things are looking better for the Jets up front if considerations are being made for potential luxury picks on Day 2.

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