The New York Jets chosen USC star Alijah Vera-Tucker within the first spherical of the 2021 NFL draft to proceed their rebuild and provides rookie quarterback– and second total decide– Zach Wilson some much-needed safety.
A 12 months after the Jets snagged Mekhi Becton within the first spherical, their offensive line abruptly has two younger stud prospects as they try to rebuild their model underneath new head coach Robert Saleh.
In actual fact, the duo has drawn a catchy nickname from NFL insider and former offensive lineman Brian Baldinger.
“I believe that these two guys have an opportunity to be the bash brothers for a very long time with the Jets and have enjoyable bodily simply mauling folks,” Baldinger stated according to Max Goodman of Sports Illustrated.
That’s one solution to describe it. It’s also very affordable. Becton and Vera-Tucker kind a formidable presence because the Jets goal for a bodily line underneath Saleh. This picture speaks volumes.
Alijah Vera-Tucker is listed at 6’5 315 lbs and Mekhi Becton makes him look small.
Oh, and Zach Wilson is again there someplace. pic.twitter.com/qzClqBwHE8
— NFL Replace (@MySportsUpdate) May 25, 2021
Becton– the second-year guard out of Louisville– ought to be there to remain until the Jets make an enormous mistake. That being stated, the duo of Becton and Vera-Tucker shall be a staple within the Jets’ group for the following half dozen years or extra.
In spite of everything, the Jets traded up to get Vera-Tucker after the Los Angeles Chargers chosen Rashawn Slater at No. 13. Vera-Tucker was extensively projected to go to L.A., however the fall of Slater induced Vera-Tucker to drop a bit, and the Jets merely couldn’t cross up getting a franchise offense line star.
Vera-Tucker was chosen that prime for a motive, and the Jets abruptly have an offense that would spark some life right into a franchise that severely underwhelmed the previous few seasons underneath Adam Gase.
Because the season attracts nearer, it will likely be attention-grabbing to regulate Vera-Tucker’s development as he continues to garner consideration from analysts throughout the NFL.