The other day I wrote an article about one former USC product with familiarity to New York Jets quarterback, Sam Darnold. There’s another offensive lineman to hit on.
Chuma Edoga joins the Jets this year as one of their two 3rd rounders. At 6’3 308 lbs, he is a force to be reckoned with. Edoga was consistently one of the best pass protectors in the NCAA at USC. He has devoted time on his run blocking as well and it’s shown in training camp.
Kelvin Beachum went down with an ankle issue and Edoga stepped right in and began to carve out holes for Le’Veon Bell. Edoga is currently in a backup/developmental position but with a good preseason, could establish himself as the eventual replacement for Beachum.
Edoga is a beast with big potential. The Jets took a shot on him and just as he did at USC, it’s time for Edoga to protect his guy again. Maybe not this year but very soon, Edoga could be the next key piece within that offensive line.
Another offensive lineman on the other end of the spectrum is Jonathan Harrison. I recently discussed in a Ryan Kalil piece that Harrison is a good depth piece but not a starter. Harrison has been well-traveled and only happens to be 27.
Having been a key offensive line piece with the Colts, he had a roller-coaster tenure with the team with on the field play. Then he joined the Jets and in a way has been a versatile guy with talent that projects more as like a 6th man role. Harrison can still be a key piece on this offensive line and on the offense as a whole. Harrison although not the ideal starter, is a terrific backup to have on the team.