NY Jets mock draft: An OL to target in every round of the 2023 NFL Draft

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NY Jets Round 6 OL Target: Jake Andrews, OG/C, Troy

The Jets already added two interior depth pieces in free agency in Wes Schweitzer and Trystan Colon, but if they're looking to the draft for some interior offensive line depth, Jake Andrews could be good value.

A three-year starter, Andrews has experience playing all three interior offensive line positions. He started at both left and right guard early in his career before making the switch to center as a senior.

Andrews lacks top-tier physical traits and will probably never be anything more than a fringe starter at the next level, but his experience and versatility should allow him to be a solid depth option early in his career.

Ideally, you'd want Andrews to develop into a Dan Feeney type of player — a fringe starter with the versatility to competently play all three interior offensive line positions.

NY Jets Round 7 OL Target: Kilian Zierer, OT, Auburn

The Jets don't currently possess a seventh-round pick (much like they don't have a third-round pick), but there's always a possibility the team moves around in the draft. If they end up with a seventh-round pick, Auburn's Kilian Zierer could be a fun prospect to target.

A native of Munich, Germany, Zierer originally attended the College of the Canyons, a community college in southern California, before transferring to Auburn.

At 6-foot-7, 298 pounds, Zierer is a fantastic athlete for a man his size, although his lack of mass and play strength are significant obstacles to overcome. His height is simultaneously an advantage and disadvantage when it comes to sealing the edge.

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Zierer is a high-upside developmental project, who has the physical traits to become a future starter, but he'll likely have to put on some weight and improve his anchor. Not a bad find in the seventh round, though.