NY Jets 2022 spring depth chart preview: Offensive line

NY Jets, George Fant
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NY Jets, Alijah Vera-Tucker
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2. What are the cons of the 2022 NY Jets offensive line?

This unit has improved with above-average players at each spot and the potential to see some elite guard and potentially elite tackle play, but it's not all rosy in New York right now.

There is a genuine right to confidence from this organization, but given the injury history of George Fant and more importantly Mekhi Becton, health has to be a major concern for this team heading into the 2022 NFL season.

The Jets have great depth along this line, but if Becton fails to play at least 14-15 games and others are in and out of this rotation, then the already tough schedule continues to get tougher. No one wants to see Conor McDermott or Chuma Edoga starting games in 2022.

3. Who will be the biggest stud on the NY Jets offensive line?

As mentioned, the Jets have potential at every position along this line with the ability to see at least three players looking at a Pro Bowl bid, but after a sensational rookie campaign in 2021, Alijah Vera-Tucker looks primed to be the biggest stud in this group for years to come.

The former USC standout impressed the Jets enough for them to move up in the draft to land him, and after a slow start to the season, he blossomed into one of the best young guards in the NFL.

The Jets have added Pro Bowl guard Laken Tomlinson for 2022 which has forced Vera-Tucker over to right guard, but given how quickly he adapted to the NFL in his rookie year, there's no reason why he can't take the leap to Pro Bowler in 2022.