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Daniel Jeremiah talks tackle options at No. 10 in draft for Jets

When it comes to the NFL Draft, there aren’t too many in the business better at covering the event than NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah. This week, DJ had his conference call with the Scouting Combine just a few days away and he dove into a plethora of topics, including the New York Jets with the No. 10 pick.

Jeremiah was asked about the offensive tackles and who realistically could be available when the Jets are on the clock with the 10th pick. There are already a few names at the top floating as potential options: Notre Dame’s Joe Alt, Penn State’s Olu Fashanu, Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga and Alabama’s JC Latham.

Jeremiah does not believe Alt will be available for the Jets at No. 10 as he is “the cleanest of the bunch.” He also thinks Fashanu will “probably be gone” so the decision may come down to Fuaga or Latham for the Jets.

“Fuaga is a really, really clean player for me,” Jeremiah said about the Oregon State product. “He has played on the right side. I don’t see really why you would want to move him. I think he is a 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. Plays with good temperament.” Fuaga is DJ’s No. 2 offensive lineman.

Latham is Jeremiah’s fourth offensive lineman. He has toruque and power but had issues with some stunts and twists, in Jeremiah’s opinion.

Sure enough, in his latest mock draft, Jeremiah has the Jets taking Fuaga at No. 10 with both Alt (No. 5 to Chargers) and Fashanu (No. 7 to Titans) both off the board.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire