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Round 6, 185th Overall, NY Jets: Jake Andrews, OG/C, Troy

I'm operating under the assumption that the Jets see Peter Skoronski as a left tackle and that they addressed the center position in free agency. Whether that means bringing back Connor McGovern or signing someone else, the Jets aren't finding their Week 1 starting center in the sixth round.

That doesn't mean they shouldn't still look to add depth, though. Troy's Jake Andrews is exactly the kind of versatile interior offensive line depth the Jets could look to target at this stage of the draft.

A three-year starter at Troy, Andrews has experience playing all three interior offensive line spots, although I believe his best fit is as a guard in the NFL.

At 6-foot-3, 315 pounds, Andrews would be one of the larger centers in the league, and he doesn't have the athleticism you want out of starting center. At guard, Andrews can use his size and technical ability to his advantage.

Andrews is probably a better run blocker than a pass blocker at this stage, and he might struggle with more athletic linemen in the NFL. Still, he's an experienced lineman with versatility and a higher floor than most players on Day 3.

I'm convinced that Andrews is an NFL-caliber player who will probably start his fair share of games as a pro. His upside is limited by his lackluster power and athleticism, but from a technical standpoint, he's pretty NFL-ready.

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Andrews can step in as a valuable depth offensive lineman with fringe-starter upside. That's good value in the sixth round, especially at a position of need.