Well, that’s convenient since they have a pair of top-10 picks, in other words, they’re guaranteed to walk away with two of those players they covet.
An insider recently shared who some of those 10 players are including a very polarizing one among the fanbase.
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Connor Hughes of The Athletic recently documented several players that “should be atop” the Jets’ draft board in the first round.
One of the players that were featured is offensive tackle Trevor Penning out of Northern Iowa. Hughes noted that “he isn’t in contention” for the Jets at No. 4 or No. 10 overall, however, he would enter the conversation if they decided to trade down.
He then name-dropped two teams (New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers) as potential trade partners who could look to jump up for a quarterback. In theory, the Jets could slide back a handful of spots picking up a bunch of juicy assets in the process, and still land a guy they like in Penning.
When Gang Green was down at the Senior Bowl they coached Penning and Hughes says Douglas “couldn’t keep his eyes off” of him during practice.
.@UNIFootball OL Trevor Penning (@TPenning58) has embraced the #Jets ‘All Gas, No Brake’ motto at the @seniorbowl, ‘I really take that to heart.’ GM Joe Douglas has spent a lot of time w/ him in Mobile putting him at both OT, OG. 🎥 @nyjets, @cghendy #TakeFlight #EverLoyal pic.twitter.com/R79pok0pb7
— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) February 3, 2022
“The vicious lineman abused and bullied virtually anyone who lined up across from him. The Jets want a nastier offensive line. Penning, between the lines, might be the nastiest player in the draft.”
Tony Pauline of the Pro Football Network was the first one to make the connection between Penning and the Jets in the first round. He said exclusively in an interview on my YouTube channel that “they like him …read more