5 highest-graded NY Jets players by PFF through 3 weeks

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5. George Fant, OT, NY Jets

George Fant is a somewhat surprising addition to this list coming in with a very respectable 69.2 grade that ranks him as the fifth-highest graded player on the Jets.

That grade is also the highest among all qualified offensive players on the team which means that he will be the only offensive player on the list.

Fant's overall PFF grade ranks him 22nd among all offensive tackles in the NFL. His 73.7 pass-blocking grade is the highest on the roster and the 21st best among NFL tackles.

His run-blocking grade of 63.4 is a little worse, but still good for 36th best out of 70 qualifiers. Fant has been a serviceable NFL offensive tackle through three weeks and has performed significantly better since switching to the left side.

That's reflected by his PFF grades as well.

Following a rough first game in which he registered a 48.9 pass-block grade, Fant has bounced back in a big way with back-to-back pass-block grades north of 80.0.

He's allowed just four pressures through three games which means he's on pace for the lowest total of his career. He surrendered 33 pressures in 14 games a year ago.

Fant has been rock-solid at left tackle and probably deserves a starting spot on the offensive line when Mekhi Becton eventually returns if he continues to play like this.

The only concern will be whether or not he'll keep it up at right tackle.