Ranking the 10 most important players to the future of the NY Jets

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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NY Jets, Mekhi Becton
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2. Mekhi Becton, OT, NY Jets

The Jets have done a great job rebuilding their offensive line, with additions like Connor McGovern, Alijah Vera-Tucker, and Laken Tomlinson, but it's 2020 first-round draft pick Mekhi Becton that holds the key.

When healthy, Becton can form a lethal right side alongside AVT, but his health has been a concern over the last 12 months. As Zach Wilson is the most important young Jet going forward, it makes sense that one of his main protectors isn't far behind.

2022 is a make-or-break year for Becton, as the Jets may look to move in another direction if he doesn't prove he can stay healthy, but given the talent we saw on display in his rookie year, 2022 could be a breakout season for No. 77.

3. Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets

One thing the Jets have severely lacked (outside of one season with Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall) is elite-level playmakers, and if Elijah Moore can play every game in 2022, he may enter that next level of star in the NFL.

Moore starred in 2021 during a stretch that saw him put up Pro Bowl type numbers, and with more and more weapons joining the Jets every year, it's only going to give No. 8 that many more chances to succeed.

Garrett Wilson has also joined the fold, and those two could be a lethal pairing on the outside for the next decade, but it's Moore who has the true X-factor. If Zach Wilson, and therefore the Jets, are to succeed, Moore will play a huge role in that.