The New York Jets added some depth at tight end after trading back multiple times in the fourth round and taking Trevon Wesco. With Chris Herndon likely facing a suspension and the value at offensive line not so great in the fourth, Wesco gives Adam Gase an athletic blocker for his new RB1 Le’Veon Bell.
Adam Gase wants to run the ball with the addition of Bell and Wesco is going to be a great addition in helping with that. The Jets needed tight end depth. Eric Tomlinson ain’t it and Jordan Leggett has provided very little production despite (for some strange reason) being a crush of Jets Twitter.
Wesco doesn’t add much in the passing game but is a versatile blocking piece. You can line him up at tight end, H back or fullback and he will be an upgrade in protecting Sam Darnold. Todd McShay called him the best blocking tight end in the draft.He won’t be a guy that you can depend on in the passing game but he’s a tough, blue collar type guy who if he gets the ball in his hands can pick up some YAC. Look for him to make an impact on shorter routes close to the line of scrimmage. His 6’4″, 270 pound frame will bode well for him in short yard and red zone situations.
At this this point in the draft, the Jets weren’t getting an offensive lineman who would have a real shot at starting Week One. Instead they take blue collar tight end who will help greatly in run blocking and pass pro and will be a guy you can line up all over the field to help protect Darnold. He’ll also give Darnold another target in short yardage situations.