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75 Alijah Vera-Tucker OG

New York Jets

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April 29, 2021 10:56 PM
Jets' Alijah Vera-Tucker: Top guard heading to New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets selected Vera-Tucker in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 14th overall.

The Jets traded up from the 23rd spot to land Vera-Tucker, playing a decent price for the privilege. Vera-Tucker likely has versatility across the offensive line but probably fits best at guard, where his short arms are less of a liability. Vera-Tucker otherwise grades high across the board. The 6-foot-5, 308-pound lineman was a standout at USC thanks in part to his excellent athleticism -- his 5.13-second 40 and 32-inch vertical are likely to come in handy for zone-blocking assignments under coordinator Mike LaFleur.

 
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Height/Weight:
6-4/315
Birthdate:
06/17/1999
Age:
21
Hometown:
Oakland, CA
School:
USC
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: