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NY Jets: 4 excellent players to target at the trade deadline

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2. NY Trade Target: Austin Blythe, OL, Kansas City Chiefs

While it isn't exactly a sexy position to upgrade, the Jets have not completed their rebuild of the offensive line. Granted, it's been serviceable this season as opposed to unwatchable, but the interior has been making just about everybody turn their heads in shame.

Connor McGovern has not been terrible this year and has, in fact, improved, but his pass protection is still in need of improvement.

The main issue comes with Greg Van Roten. Van Roten has been the weakest link on the offensive line, making the rest of the position group look like the Cowboys of the 90s.

Austin Blythe is an interior offensive lineman who has been cast aside in way of a pleasant surprise pick in Creed Humphrey. He's been inactive thanks to Humphrey's production and could be a relatively cheap addition to hopefully wash the awful taste of Van Roten out of the Jets' mouth.

It's been the interior line that hasn't helped the running game much, meaning that it's harder to sell the play-action — and in turn, makes life harder for Zach Wilson.

If the Jets are looking to pay premium for an upgrade on the line, they could send a considerable package to the Cowboys for the other Connor McGovern out of Penn State.

However, if they want to put a bandage on the bleeding coming from the interior, Blythe getting out of purgatory might be a victory on both ends.

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