Round 5, 145th Overall, NY Jets: Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State
The Jets will have an interesting decision to make at offensive tackle this offseason. Mekhi Becton will return in 2022 with legitimate injury concerns, George Fant put together a career year at left tackle, and Morgan Moses has held down the fort on the right side.
Whatever direction the Jets go in, it might be best to add a young developmental tackle to their roster as they eye the future. Arizona State's Kellen Diesch could be an ideal target on Day 3.
At 6-foot-7, 300 pounds, Diesch is tall and lanky for the position but has the athletic upside to be a pretty good tackle in the future. He lacks the raw power to be a regular starter at this stage and is much more effective in pass protection than as a run blocker.
But if the Jets are looking for a high-upside swing tackle to develop, Diesch could be their guy.
Round 5, 159th Overall, NY Jets: Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Alabama
Even with Michael Carter showing signs of stardom as a rookie, don't be surprised if the Jets add another running back during the draft. And with Alabama's Brian Robinson Jr. somehow still on the board in Round 5, I couldn't pass on the opportunity.
At 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, Robinson is everything the Jets are missing at the running back position. He's a powerful back who excels running in between the tackles and has the balance and lower-body strength to absorb and run through first contact on a regular basis.
Robinson would give the Jets a true short-yardage back to pair with Carter, Ty Johnson, and whoever else the team brings in at the position. And that's the type of player this offense has been needing.
He has the upside to develop into a featured player in the offense but could easily carve out an early role as a short-yardage power back.