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NY Jets: 4 early 2022 NFL Draft prospects to keep an eye on

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3. Keyon Green, OL, Texas A&M

The Jets' offensive line looks vastly improved through the first five weeks of the 2021 season. It's not necessarily a perfect unit yet, but since Week 1, it hasn't been a glaring issue.

However, there remains one obvious weak spot in the starting five — right guard. Greg Van Roten was signed ahead of the 2020 season to be little more than a stop-gap, temporary starter.

He was passable in 2020, but the former Carolina Panthers guard has taken a step back in 2021 and is significantly hindering the Jets' offense. Through five games he's allowed 21 total pressures which is far and away the most on the team.

The Jets will search for his replacement in the offseason, and one suitable candidate could be Texas A&M's Kenyon Green.

Green is a versatile offensive line prospect who has played both tackle and guard in college. He started the year at right tackle for the Aggies before moving to right guard and playing just as well.

He's expected to be a first-round prospect in this year's draft and could be an ideal target with that Seattle first-rounder.

At 6-foot-4, 325 pounds, Green blends power, athleticism, and intelligence making him an early candidate to be the top guard prospect in the draft.

The Jets could continue building a wall for Zach Wilson by drafting Kenyon Green.

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