NY Jets: 5 players whose stock is down after minicamp

NY Jets, Denzel Mims
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NY Jets, George Fant
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4. George Fant, RT, NY Jets

It's nearly impossible to gauge offensive line play in OTAs and minicamp. Without pads on, it's difficult to actually determine how well the trenches are holding up.

But George Fant lands on this list for a very different reason. And that's because the Jets are seemingly looking to replace him.

The Jets are reportedly closing in on a deal for free-agent offensive tackle Morgan Moses. Moses would be a sizable upgrade and a heck of a signing in late June.

But while his arrival would certainly improve the team's offensive line, it wouldn't bode well for Fant's role in the offense.

Fant signed with the Jets prior to the 2020 season eyeing a full-time starting job at left tackle. Instead, he was flipped to the right side of the line following the selection of Mekhi Becton in the 2020 NFL Draft.

At least it was still an improvement over the swing tackle role he predominantly played in Seattle. But if Moses is signed, Fant will be relegated right back to the role of a swing tackle with the Jets.

The Jets like Fant and believe he will be much-improved in new offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur's system, but they realize that Moses would be an upgrade.

No signing has been made yet, but if it does happen, Fant will enter training camp as a backup. Not the role he envisioned when he signed with the team a little over a year ago.