NY Jets: 10 bold, optimistic predictions for the 2021 season

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5. The NY Jets have a top-10 offensive line

After years of wondering when the Jets' offensive line will upgrade from wet paper towels to a turnstile, Joe Douglas has assembled the Great Wall of New York on paper.

Mekhi Becton returns for his second year with hopes of greatly improving his game. The Jets brought in rookie Alijah Vera-Tucker and top veteran Morgan Moses.

At first glance, this could be the best offensive line that the Jets have had in over half a decade. Already in training camp, the left side has been dominant in the running game. Give the team some time together, and this offensive line could end up being one of the best in the league.

This prediction has the Jets' offensive line jumping from one of the worst to the top 10, clearing paths for the rushing attack and giving Zach Wilson time to make some plays.

In the AFC East, where every team the Jets will face has a stacked defense, there's definitely going to be a need in playing at an elite level for the rookie to develop.

The pieces are all there for the offensive line to flourish. It's all about putting it into practice.