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Alabama Offensive Tackle JC Latham Eyed as Potential Solution for New York Jets’ Offensive Line Woes in 2024 NFL Draft

The New York Jets are in dire need of assistance on the offensive line, and it seems that Alabama offensive tackle JC Latham could be a viable option when they make their selection with the 10th overall pick in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Their decision might also hinge on the performances and availability of other promising prospects such as Notre Dame’s Joe Alt, Penn State’s Olu Fashanu, and Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga. However, Latham has expressed a keen interest in playing for the Jets, particularly alongside one of his favorite players, quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Hailing from Milwaukee, Latham has closely followed Rodgers’ career, particularly during his time with the Green Bay Packers, and views the opportunity to team up with him as a dream come true.

During his tenure at Alabama, Latham demonstrated his prowess as a two-year starter, earning recognition as the 19th-best offensive tackle in the NCAA according to Pro Football Focus. He exhibited exceptional pass protection skills, allowing minimal sacks and pressures over extensive offensive snaps in both 2022 and the previous season.

Latham’s interest in joining the Jets was evident during his combine interview, where he expressed his enthusiasm for the prospect of blocking for Rodgers and contributing to the team’s success in the upcoming season.

The Jets are urgently seeking upgrades at both tackle positions after experiencing subpar performances from their offensive line in the previous season. The collective efforts of Mekhi Becton, Carter Warren, Duane Brown, Max Mitchell, Billy Turner, and Alijah Vera-Tucker failed to adequately protect the quarterback, allowing a significant number of pressures, hurries, and sacks.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
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