Jets trade down twice, take WVU tight end Wesco in 4th round
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets traded down twice in the fourth round of the NFL draft before taking West Virginia tight end Trevon Wesco with the 121st pick.
New York entered Saturday with the third pick of the round at No. 105, but dealt that to New Orleans for Nos. 116 and 168. The Jets then traded the picks they got from the Saints to Tennessee for picks Nos. 121 and 157.
The 6-foot-3, 267-pound Wesco was used primarily as a blocking tight end in college and also profiled as a fullback and/or H-back in the NFL. He caught 26 passes for 366 yards and one touchdown last season for the Mountaineers.
The Jets also currently have Chris Herndon, the team’s third-rounder last year; Eric Tomlinson, also primarily a blocking tight end; Daniel Brown; Jordan Leggett; and Neal Sterling at the position.
New York had two more picks scheduled Saturday: a fifth-rounder (No. 157) and a sixth (No. 196). The Jets drafted Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the third overall pick Thursday night, and took Florida edge rusher Jachai Polite and USC offensive tackle Chuma Edoga in the third round Friday night.