NY Jets fortify their OL with surprising pick in 7-round mock draft

The Jets are committed to fixing their offensive line

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Round 4, 134th Overall, NY Jets: Trevor Keegan, OG, Michigan

One of the most experienced and accomplished offensive linemen in this year's class, Trevor Keegan enters the NFL with nearly 40 career starts at left guard under his belt.

Keegan was a multi-time All-Big Ten selection as part of an offensive line that won consecutive Joe Moore Awards (best college football offensive line unit). That pedigree should be enticing to NFL teams.

Keegan isn't an explosive athlete, but his hard-nosed play style and physicality make him an excellent fit alongside some of the Jets' new offensive line additions this offseason. He's a slightly less athletic John Simpson.

The Jets continue to solidify their offensive line depth with another young offensive lineman to develop as a backup.

Round 6, 185th Overall, NY Jets: Cody Schrader, RB, Missouri

Running back remains one of the more underrated needs on the Jets' roster entering the draft, and while the team might eventually sign a veteran in free agency, they haven't done so at the time of writing.

Missouri's Cody Schrader is one of those underdog players that you just can't help but root for. A sixth-year senior, Schrader walked on at Division II Truman State before transferring to Missouri where he continued to dominate, this time against SEC competition.

Schrader is a tough and physical runner who, despite his pedestrian size, rarely goes down on first contact. He lacks true breakaway speed, but Schrader excels at grinding out tough yards and rarely fumbles the football.

Any team could use a player like Schrader on their roster. He may turn 25 years old in September, but Schrader should be able to contribute right away as part of a running back rotation at the NFL level.