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Jets land Penn State’s Olu Fashanu in latest mock from The Athletic’s Dane Brugler

Another day, another mock draft featuring an offensive tackle heading to the New York Jets. This time around, it’s the latest post-Combine mock from Dane Brugler of The Athletic.

In this mock, it’s Penn State’s Olu Fashanu as the selection for the Jets at No. 10. Joe Alt (No. 8 to Patriots in projected trade with Falcons) and Taliese Fuaga (No. 9 to Chargers in projected trade with Bears) were off the board, so the Jets take, presumably, the top option available at the position in Fashanu.

The Jets don’t have a left tackle currently on the roster, and the free-agent options will be lean.

Fashanu needs to continue improving as a run blocker, but he is outstanding in pass protection because of his footwork and body control. A rookie having to protect Aaron Rodgers’ blindside wouldn’t be ideal, but it might be the most realistic scenario.

The Jets will have three new starters up front this season in a potential make-or-break season. The name of the game at this point is protecting Aaron Rodgers, which is why offensive tackle is more and more likely for the Jets, even if it means passing on someone like Georgia tight end Brock Bowers, who went to the Denver Broncos at No. 12 in Brugler’s mock.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire