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NY Jets: Final 53-man roster and 16-player practice squad prediction

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NY Jets tight ends/fullback

  • Tyler Kroft, Chris Herndon, Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco (4)

Look for the Jets to utilize their tight ends and fullback position in a similar way to that the Packers do, as interchangeable blockers in motion, on the edge, and as leads.

Mike LaFleur's offense will be a hybrid of some of the coaches he worked under, like Kyle Shanahan, but expect the rookie offensive coordinator to borrow a page from his brother Matt's playbook in Green Bay, particularly when it comes to the utilization of this position.

The early signs for Tyler Kroft, who has had durability issues in the past, are promising. He can be a factor in the red zone if he stays healthy. 

Chris Herndon is on his last legs with the Jets. It's time for him to recapture the promise he showed as a rookie. 

Ryan Griffin is one of the team's smartest and toughest players. His age (31) could work against him when final cuts occur, but he brings value to the roster as a backup. 

Trevon Wesco has a chance to break out as one of the team's best role players. The Jets do not have another player like him on their roster. So if he were to get hurt, it would affect the team in a few different areas.

Just because there are only four tight ends listed on this 53-man roster here doesn't mean that the Jets won't utilize their practice squad to elevate an additional tight end to their weekly roster. More on that later. 

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