The NY Jets are in the midst of a pivotal offseason that will play a significant role in the organization’s mission to return to playoff contention.
Last offseason, drafting with intent to inject young talent into a barren Jets offense, general manager Joe Douglas invested their first four draft selections on the offensive side of the ball.
At various points in the season, Zach Wilson, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Elijah Moore, and Michael Carter flashed enough to give the Jets’ faithful optimism that the unit could eventually form the core of one of the league’s more explosive units.
However, despite their success, it was evident that the unit was missing a vital component.
Yes, I’m referring to the Jets glaring hole at the tight end position.
This season’s tight end room was headlined by a non-dynamic grouping of journeyman Tyler Kroft, Ryan Griffin, and the undrafted Kenny Yeboah, who combined to total less than 550 yards of offense.
First-year offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur did an admirable job of working around this black hole on offense, but the scheme he runs requires more production from the tight end position.
Given that the Jets’ coaching staff will be in Mobile to coach the National Team roster let’s look at five tight ends that the Jets should watch for at the Senior Bowl.