Analyzing how Carter Warren fits into the NY Jets offense
After trading the 112th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to the New England Patriots, the NY Jets selected offensive tackle Carter Warren at No. 120 overall.
Warren comes to the Jets from Pittsburgh, where he was an absolute stud on the Panthers' offensive line. After his redshirt season in 2017, Warren didn't play at all in 2018.
However, 2019 would be a much different story. Warren would win the starting left tackle job in training camp and start all of the team's 13 games. In 2020, Warren would once again start in all of the team's eight games and came off the bench in the season finale against Georgia Tech.
2021 would prove to be a breakout year for Warren. He would start all 14 games for Pittsburgh and even be named second-team All-ACC. The Pitt offense that year averaged 41.4 points and 486.6 yards per game, and he played a large part in that.
The 2022 season would not prove as fruitful for Warren, unfortunately. Due to an injury, Warren only played in four games, where he would start all four at left tackle. Where does he fit in with the Jets' offense?
Where does Carter Warren fit into the NY Jets' offensive line?
Coming into an already talented tackle group that features the likes of Duane Brown, Mekhi Becton, Max Mitchell, Cedric Ogbuehi, Adam Pankey, Eric Smith, and Greg Senat, Warren will be in good company. Brown is currently the team's projected starting left tackle, but looking ahead to the future, Warren could take that spot as soon as 2024.
Ogbuehi is a swing tackle who could easily play either left or right tackle. If Warren can come into training camp and look great, he could even push for the starting left tackle job.
Warren may not have overpowering strength, but he's agile and a stout pass protector already. There's also a chance that the Jets see him as a potential swing tackle in the future.