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5 tight ends the NY Jets should watch at the Senior Bowl

Brian Newsome
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5. Cole Turner, Nevada

A converted tight end with plus size at 6-foot-6 240 pounds, Cole Turner served as one of potential first-round pick Carson Strong's favorite targets in Nevada’s potent offense.

In his final season with the Wolfpack, Turner posted strong numbers, catching 62 targets for 677 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Turner’s background as a wide receiver is evident in his route running and ability to get open down the seams. He uses his body well to shield off defenders and catch passes at their high point and flashes strong hands as he holds onto the ball through contact on many of his catches.

While still relatively new to the position, Turner is a dynamic receiving threat who would bring athleticism and upside to the Jets’ tight end room.

4. Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin

The intrigue with Jake Ferguson is his dual-threat abilities as both a receiver and a blocker. Ferguson played a significant role in sealing off defenders and creating holes in a run-oriented Wisconsin offense and plays with a bit of a mean streak.

While he isn’t the most dynamic receiver, Ferguson has a strong frame (6-foot-5 240 pounds) and is a sure-handed receiver.

Pairing him with Zach Wilson would give the team a strong blocker who could serve as a safety valve and red zone target for the young quarterback.

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