NY Jets: A complete analysis of the current team depth chart

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NY Jets tight end depth chart

Starter: Chris Herndon

• Backups: Tyler Kroft, Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco, Daniel Brown, Kenny Yeboah

It's a make-or-break year for Chris Herndon. The new scheme could revitalize his once-promising career. 

Depending on the Jets' weekly game plan, they could start games in two-tight end sets. A similar method of attack that Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur's brother, Matt, has employed in Green Bay. 

New York does not have a fullback listed on their roster, but Wesco and Griffin could assume roles as in-line or on-the-move lead blockers. Beyond Herndon, there are no guarantees as to who will be on the roster come September.

The players who offer the most gameday value and versatility will stick. Kenny Yeboah could have the most long-term upside, but beating out the likes of Griffin, Kroft, Wesco, or even Brown for a spot on the 53-man roster will not be easy.

NY Jets offensive tackle depth chart

• Starter: Mekhi Becton, George Fant

• Backups: Chuma Edoga, Conor McDermott, Cameron Clark, Grant Hermanns, Teton Saltes

As evidenced by the recent visit of former Washington offensive tackle Morgan Moses, the Jets might still address the offensive tackle position if someone of that quality is available. 

Acquiring a player like Moses could push George Fant to assume a swing tackle role, provided that the team doesn't part ways with him.

Signing or trading for a veteran right tackle and keeping Fant could spell trouble for players like Chuma Edoga, who, at this point, has survived on the Jets' roster despite being a player that general manager Joe Douglas inherited when he came on board. 

The Jets have a lot of faith and hope in Mekhi Becton, but he had trouble staying on the field last season, and the team needs an in-house plan if those issues repeat themselves again in 2021.

As such, George Fant in a swing role could be a more reliable option than what the Jets currently have on their bench at offensive tackle.