Monday, May 27, 2024

Jets take elite talent Fashanu with 17th pick

The New York Jets have selected offensive tackle Olumuyiwa Fashanu with the 17th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft with the sole aim of keeping QB Aaron Rodgers standing.

Fashanu is a massive presence on the line at 6’6″ and 319 pounds. He gave up 0 sacks in two seasons as a starter at Penn State (per PFF.com) and gave up only 17 pressures.

Jets new tackle has elite potential

PFF had this to say about the Jets new tackle prior to the draft, “Fashanu is not only incredibly talented; he is also one of the youngest prospects in the 2024 class. He is the type of athlete teams draft in the first round, even if he needs to get stronger to live up to his very high potential.”

Jet’s GM Joe Douglas was effusive in his praise of his new lineman. “It’s such a unique draft class at the tackle position because we really felt that there was a handful of guys that were unbelievable players,” Douglas said.

“With Olu, his production in pass pro, very low pressure rates, playing in one of the top conferences in the country. He’s just a really high-level, high-impact pass protector. I don’t think he gets enough credit for his run blocking. Just a big giant body, 6-6 315 pounds with long arms. And he’s a very tough, competitive young man.”

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