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

Brian Newsome
NY Jets, Trey McBride
NY Jets, Trey McBride / Matthew Holst/GettyImages
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NY Jets, Trey McBride
NY Jets, Trey McBride / Matthew Holst/GettyImages

1. Trey McBride, Colorado State

If the Jets are serious about improving their tight end room through the draft, the first player they should look at is Trey McBride.

McBride is the most well-rounded receiver in the class who combines dynamic receiving ability (90 catches for 1,121 yards in 2021) with the size (6-foot-4, 260 pounds) and mentality to be a plus blocker at the tight end position.

One of McBride's defining traits is the physicality and aggressive demeanor he plays with. He not only invites contact from defenders, but more often than not, he's the one who initiates collisions.

This translates to his blocking as well where he put several reps on tape of him driving a defender to the ground upon impact.

With his talents, McBride will be a Day 1 starter on whichever team drafts him in April and has the upside to be a top-10 talent at the position.

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Armed with the third and sixth picks of the second round, one would have to believe that the Jets would jump at the chance to select McBride and give Zach Wilson more weapons to work with as he continues his development.

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