Joe considered trading up for this player Dan Leberfeld

This NFL draft insider, and old friend of Joe Douglas, heard that the Jets GM almost traded back into the first round to get this player.

According to NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who worked with Douglas in Baltimore, the Jets loved Wisconsin center Joe Tippmann so much, they considered trading back into the first round to get him.

“I thought there was a chance they might trade back and take him in the first round – good fit,” Jeremiah said recently on his podcast.

The Jets ended up getting Tippmann with the 12th pick of the second round, selection 43.

“He is quick out of his stance in pass protection, flashing the ability to sink and anchor versus power,” Jeremiah said about Tippman right before the draft. “He is very aware and redirects easily. In the run game, his athleticism is on display when pulling and working up to the second level. He has the upper torque to turn and dump defenders lined up over his nose. Overall, Tippman is the rare tall center capable of playing with leverage and balance.”


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