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NFL Draft: Jets select OG Dakota Dozier (Furman) in the Fourth Round

Image: AP ?Trades?what?s a trade?? ? John ?Laying the Competition Smackdown? Idzik The Jets keeps the offensive wheels rolling, drafting Guard Dakota Dozier with their 137th overall selection. The team will look to groom a guard or two for the future, as Willie Colon is not a young man anymore, and last year?s third round [?]

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“Trades…what’s a trade?” – John “Laying the Competition Smackdown” Idzik

The Jets keeps the offensive wheels rolling, drafting Guard Dakota Dozier with their 137th overall selection. The team will look to groom a guard or two for the future, as Willie Colon is not a young man anymore, and last year’s third round selection, Brian Winters, still has a lot to prove.

Dozier (6’4″, 313 lbs.) is a small-school prospect (Furman?), who is extremely athletic for his size. His weight is well-proportioned, as he’s able to get a good base on his strong lower body.

In college, Dozier played left tackle, but projects as a NFL guard.

Thoughts: 

I really like this pick. Great time to address the offensive line, finding a massive guy who uses his weight successfully. Most lineman have a learning-curve, entering the NFL, and luckily Dozier can be afforded that luxury. However, I wouldn’t dismiss his ability to find himself on the starting roster at some point this season. His upside is beautiful.

Published with permission from One Jet at a Time.

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