Even with key veteran additions, this might still be way to go at 10

Even though the Jets added starting offensive tackles this off-season in left tackle Tyron Smith and right tackle Morgan Moses, they could still pick an offensive tackle with the 10th pick in the draft.
Who might they consider?
“Well, they’re all different flavors,” said NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah. “They’re all really talented. When you look at that top group of guys, really I would say you’re talking about (Joe) Alt, (Olu) Fashanu, (Taliese) Fuaga, (J.C.) Latham. I would think those are pretty unanimous, whatever order you have them, those are kind of the top four guys.
“I don’t think that Alt will be there (for the Jets) because I think he is the cleanest of the bunch. He’s huge. He’s long. He just keeps getting better. He doesn’t get beat. He is not the most dynamic athlete. He is not an elite bender, but he doesn’t get beat and just plays with outstanding awareness, and he can move people on the run game. I think he will be gone.

“Then you start getting into the possibilities for the Jets. You have Fashanu from Penn State who is massive. He has the ideal frame, ideal length. The Ohio State game this year was kind of the one that people will point to where he got in some trouble where his eyes were kind of in the wrong place. He gave up his chest and got bulled and moved around a little bit, but really on the whole I think his tape is pretty solid. He would be plug-and-play. I think he can play on the left and on the right.

“Fuaga is a really, really clean player for me. He has played on the right side. I don’t see really why you would want to move him. I think he is plug-and-play as a right tackle. He could play guard if you needed him to, but just really consistent. Quick feet. Really explosive and dynamic when he gets into guys. He has some nasty to him (and) plays with good temperament. [He’s] plug and play. He has a home at right tackle, and off you go. I have him as the second lineman on my list.

“Then JC Latham from Alabama was a big-time recruit. He is huge. 330-plus pounds. He has torque and power, especially in the run game. He can anchor all day long. He had some issues more so than the other guys with just some of the stunts and twists that they saw. I thought his eyes were a little bit late, and he got in a little bit of trouble with that. He would be the fourth guy for me in that mix.”
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