NY Jets offensive guard depth chart
• Starters: Alijah Vera-Tucker, Alex Lewis
• Backups: Greg Van Roten, Dan Feeney, Cameron Clark, Corey Levin, Tristen Hoge, Parker Ferguson
Alijah Vera-Tucker figures to be starting from day one, and a lot will be expected from him. You can write the name of Alex Lewis in pencil at this point.
A recent pay cut by Lewis has saved his roster spot for the moment. Lewis is no lock to start, but you could argue that he's the team's best option on paper.
The right guard position is open for the taking. Greg Van Roten, Corey Levin, and Dan Feeney have the versatility to be active on Sundays but based on their recent production level, it would be considered a disappointment if any of those three players ended up starting.
They are best suited as backups.
Cameron Clark is a player to watch closely this summer, and he has an opportunity to impress his new coaches and reinstall faith in a scouting department that drafted him a year ago in the fourth round.
NY Jets center depth chart
• Starter: Connor McGovern
• Backups: Dan Feeney, Corey Levin, Jimmy Murray
Despite all the praise and accolades that Joe Douglas has received recently, the early returns on some of the moves he made last offseason have not yielded positive results, particularly in an area where Douglas is touted for on the offensive line.
Players like George Fant, Alex Lewis, Greg Van Roten, and even Connor McGovern look like replaceable parts.
It's a pivotal season upcoming for the Jets pivot man in McGovern. He has to play better than he did a season ago to justify the financial investment Douglas made in signing him away from the Denver Broncos in 2020.
The new blocking scheme and coaching from John Benton could benefit McGovern's skill set, but it's time for him to produce.