Vera-Tucker (pectoral) is healthy and competing in team drills during Tuesday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Vera-Tucker was selected by the Jets with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He will play a critical role in keeping fellow rookie and No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson upright during the 2021 campaign.
Vera-Tucker is considered day-to-day after suffering a right pectoral strain, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
It doesn't appear to be a serious injury, but Vera-Tucker figures to take it easy for the near future to avoid worsening the issue. The 22-year-old, who was draft 14th overall by the Jets in the 2021 draft, is expected to open the season as the starter at left guard.
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.