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

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3. Zion Johnson, OG, Boston College

One position the Jets will undoubtedly look to address this offseason is the offensive line. There are a few question marks surrounding the Jets' offensive line at the moment, mainly at offensive tackle, but one position that absolutely has to be addressed is right guard.

Fortunately, there are a few impressive guard prospects in this year's class if that's the route the Jets want to take. One of said prospects who had a big day on Tuesday was Zion Johnson.

Johnson took snaps at both guard and center during practices and, despite having never played center before, managed to excel. Watching him snap the ball, you would have never believed he hadn't played the position before.

ESPN's Jordan Reid even called him "the best player on the field" for either team on Tuesday. Johnson was impressive in both team and 1-on-1 reps opening up running lanes and serving as a stout pass protector.

It just so happens that Johnson is being coached by the National Team, the team coached by the Jets. Perhaps there's a little bit of extra interest from Saleh and company.

The Jets could target Johnson early on Day 2 of the draft in search of their long-term answer at right guard. That is, if he even lasts that long at this point.

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