OG - NYJ
14th overall pick, OG Alijah Vera-Tucker, signs his rookie contract with the New York Jets.
The Jets traded up to draft Vera-Tucker, marking the second straight year the team has drafted an offensive lineman in the first round. He will slot into the LG position beside last year's first-round pick, LT Mekhi Becton. Vera-Tucker is a powerful lineman with light feet who matches perfectly in the Jets new Shanahan-inspired blocking scheme. The Jets offensive line will be significantly improved this season with the additions of Vera-Tucker and RT Morgan Moses.
The New York Jets have selected offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Jets gave up the 23rd, 66th, and 86th overall picks to acquire the 14th and 143rd overall picks. They landed themselves a versatile offensive lineman to add to what should be a much improved offensive line. Vera-Tucker should start immediately at left guard but has the tools and tape to eventually be moved to the outside. He has Pro Bowl upside.