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Senior Bowl prospects have some geography lessons to take if they become members of the New York Jets

These guys had better get cracking on their NYC geography.

In a recent video tweeted out by the New York Jets social media team, several players on the Reese’s Senior Bowl National squad (coached by the Jets staff) were quizzed on the five boroughs of New York City.

Easy, right? Well, let’s just say their memories were a little fuzzy.

 

The first player put on the spot is Jeremy Ruckert.

“Brooklyn, Bronx, uhh… Harlem?”

Ruckert is the first of three players in the video to mistakenly name Harlem as a borough of NYC. Considering the former Ohio State tight end is from Long Island and grew up a Jets fan, it’s disappointing to see him botch this one.

Another popular tight end among Jets fans was also featured briefly in the video.

Former Colorado State Ram Trey McBride, who also happens to be the current top consensus tight end in the class, couldn’t even name one borough.

“I have no clue what that is, so I can’t name any of them,” he said, smiling at the camera.

Considering the Jets have a huge need at tight end, hopefully fans can find it in their hearts to forgive Ruckert and McBride. We’re still months from the draft, but at least one of them becoming a day two pick of Joe Douglas is starting to feel inevitable.

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And despite their lack of NYC knowledge, both players are tremendous blockers, have high receiving upside, and as things stand now, would immediately slide in at the top of the Jets’ depth chart.

They say a tight end is a young quarterback’s best friend. If that’s true, then with any luck, one of these guys will be the Patrick to Zach Wilson’s Spongebob in just a few months’ time.

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Ian Roddy is a football writer currently working towards his masters at USC. He brings a versatile journalistic skill set to Jets X-Factor with both writing and audio. Email: roddy.ian66@gmail.com
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