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4 standouts from 2022 Senior Bowl Day 1 the NY Jets could target

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4. Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut

It's always difficult to get a feel for offensive and defensive linemen given the laid-back nature of the Senior Bowl practices. While the 1-on-1 matchups are always highly anticipated affairs, they aren't always a great indicator of talent.

That said, Connecticut's Travis Jones did everything in his power to make his presence felt on Tuesday.

Jones was an immovable object in the run game clogging up the A-gap and looking every part of the dominant run-stuffer he was in college. At 6-foot-4, 328 pounds, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone who has watched him play before.

Jones is one of the best run-stoppers in this class and someone who could go as early as Day 2 with a few more standout performances. That's especially true if he can continue to show the pass-rush potential he showed on Tuesday.

The former UConn star showed that he has more than enough athleticism and agility to pop as a pass-rusher as well. That versatility should go a long way come draft day.

The Jets could be looking for a replacement for Folorunso Fatukasi this offseason if he walks in free agency. If they're in the market for an athletic, high-upside 0-technique defensive tackle, Jones might just be their guy.

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