With the 129th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select…
Name: Cameron Clark
Position: Offensive Tackle
Although a 4th round selection, Cameron Clark comes to the Jets with an opportunity to start from day one of the 2020 season. Clark measures at 6’4″ and 305 pounds, who played in 49 total games in his college career, starting 39 of them. In 2017, Clark was awarded Offensive Team MVP and won All-Conference USA in 2018 and 2019. Clark excelled as a left tackle in college but will line up inside for the Jets. Playing in 49 total games for Charlotte (team record), Clark brings plenty of reps to make the transition and succeed. His best feature is his strength as he shows the ability to deliver consistent blows play after play.
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Where Does this Leave the O-Line?
The Jets addressed the offensive line both in the off-season and in the draft. As one of the worst lines over the last couple of seasons, the entire area needed a makeover. Mekhi Becton taken 11th overall is a sure thing starter day one. With the addition now of Cameron Clark, the Jets may have found two starters in Joe Douglas’ first draft. If that is the case, the Jets could possibly showcase five different players from last year. Sam Darnold was hit a lot his first two years in the league and the running game has been among the worst. Even with Le’Veon Bell, the Jets finished 31st in total rushing in 2019. Improvements on paper always look great, but when it comes to free agents, there is less excitement. The additions of Becton and Clark bring optimism for long-term success.
Gang Green’s Remaining Needs
Cameron Clark checks out off a necessary box for this Jets offense, however, there is still work to be done. The wide-receiver position still needs to be addressed. The Jets did a nice job bringing in Denzel Mims on Day Two. At this point, a high upside depth piece could still be used to improve the receiver room. The Jets also need to address the Corner Back position. The addition of Ashyton Davis is a nice addition to the secondary, but another player on the outside is needed.