Ranking the NY Jets and every AFC East offensive line room

Where would the Jets come in amid an offseason full of change?
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3. New York Jets

  • LT Duane Brown
  • LG Laken Tomlinson
  • C Joe Tippmann/Connor McGovern
  • RG Alijah Vera-Tucker
  • RT Mekhi Becton

The Jets' offensive line is nowhere near as bad as what some fans and Zach Wilson stans would have you believe, but it was far from a fantastic unit last year. While it is better this year, there are still a few uncertain X-factors that will determine just how good this group can be.

Mekhi Becton is a complete unknown with next to nothing guaranteed to him at the right tackle spot, and resident greybeard Duane Brown is no sure thing to perform well due to his advanced age. Laken Tomlinson was a Pro Bowl player in San Francisco but looked lost last year.

Will the NY Jets' offensive line improve in 2023?

At the center spot, the winner of the competition will either be a rookie in Joe Tippmann that was widely regarded as an extremely high-floor pick, or a proven veteran in Connor McGovern. The depth pieces on the bench, like Max Mitchell and Carter Warren, both have some reasonable upside.

What takes the Jets above Buffalo is the presence of Alijah Vera-Tucker, who is quickly making a name for himself as arguably the best guard in the division. When healthy, Vera-Tucker is a legitimate game-changer in both the running and passing game,