After trading down twice in the fourth round, the Jets went with West Virginia TE Trevon Wesco at No. 121 overall.
Wesco is a massive tight end at 6-foot-3, 267 pounds. He has very long arms with a 34 3/4-inch wingspan that made him one of the best blocking tight ends in the country last season. In fact, ESPN's Mel Kiper said on the broadcast that he believes him to be the best at blocking at the position.
The Jets do have Chris Herndon as their main tight end entering the new year, but Wesco could beat out Jordan Leggett as the team's backup considering his versatility. Primarily used as a blocker in his first two years with the Mountaineers, Wesco showcased his receiving skills last season as one of Will Grier's favorite targets.
In 10 games, Wesco collected 26 receptions with 366 yards and one touchdown.
Here's what else you should know about the Jets' fourth-rounder...
- Wesco didn't initially go to West Virginia. Instead, he went to Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania to basically put film together for a potential Division I team to pick him up. This was the case after tearing his meniscus during his senior year of high school, preventing him from finishing out his last year on a high note.
- Despite being almost 270 pounds, Wesco ran a 4.89 40-yard dash and benched 24 reps at 225 pounds. Those are some good numbers that show he isn't just a brute blocker on the line.
- There are some that believe Wesco has a little Rob Gronkowski in him. NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger tweeted out after the pick to congratulate "BabyGronk."