5 early contenders for the NY Jets first-round pick in 2023

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2. Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

Paris Johnson Jr. would be another great offensive tackle prospect for the Jets to select. Unlike Skoronski, Johnson has great size at 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds.

Johnson also gives you versatility in his game, having played every offensive line position except center over his time at Ohio State. 2022 was his first season as the starting left tackle, and he excelled, allowing only two sacks and 12 hurries on over 800 snaps.

Paris Johnson Jr. could come in and immediately slot in at left tackle or right tackle, depending on Mekhi Becton’s health.

3. Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

Last but not least among the offensive tackle options we have is Broderick Jones. Jones is the wild card among the three as he has all of the physical tools but is the least experienced.

Jones is a big bully of an offensive tackle at 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds and moves very well for his size. In his only full year starting at left tackle, Jones played great. Jones allowed no sacks and only seven hurries on over 900 snaps for the Bulldogs.

Skoronski, Johnson, and Jones make up the big three offensive tackles in this year’s draft. Barring something unforeseen in free agency, with the offensive tackle problems we saw this year for the Jets, they do not have the luxury to pass on any one of these three that make it to pick 13.