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NY Jets: 5 positions to target at the 2021 trade deadline

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2. NY Jets trade target: Offensive line

The Jets' offensive line has probably been a bit better than most expected through five weeks. The unit ranks in the middle of the pack (if not better) in most categories and hasn't been a huge issue for the team.

But there's always room to improve. And when it comes to the right guard position and the Jets' depth, that's especially true.

Greg Van Roten has been a major weak spot for the Jets this season and his lackluster performance has held back the entire offensive line.

Unfortunately, teams aren't just giving away starting-caliber offensive linemen. And truth be told, it's rare to even find a quality backup up for grabs on the market.

The Jets likely aren't going to find Van Roten's replacement at the trade deadline, but they might be able to acquire some decent depth to supplement the likes of Chuma Edoga, Dan Feeney, and Isaiah Williams.

Perhaps someone like Bobby Evans of the Los Angeles Rams could make sense. The former third-round pick has starting experience but is buried on the depth chart at the moment.

Maybe a player like Nick Martin could be available too. Martin has started 62 games over the last five years, but he finds himself as the backup center in Las Vegas.

If the Jets can acquire a quality offensive lineman for a Day 3 pick, it's something they should consider. Help Zach Wilson out in any way possible.

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