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NY Jets: Is Carter Warren an NFL-ready backup or a project?

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The film reveals Carter Warren’s ceiling and floor for the New York Jets

New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas has a clear mission statement: build through the trenches.

Since becoming the Jets GM, Douglas has invested plenty into the offensive line, using multiple first-round picks and signing multiple free agents to large contracts. Those big-ticket additions make up the core of the Jets’ offensive line, but strengthening the unit’s depth is also extremely important.

That depth needs to come from Douglas’ lower-tier pickups, such as 2023 fourth-round pick Carter Warren, who started 39 games at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

The full, member-only Carter Warren film breakdown (1:36:00 in length) can be found at the bottom of this article (must be a Jets X-Factor member and logged into the site). 

The offensive tackle position was widely viewed as New York’s top need entering the 2023 draft. However, the Jets did not select a tackle until they chose Warren in the fourth round.

A native of Paterson, New Jersey, Warren returns home to join a Jets team that can use all of the depth it can get on the offensive line. Since the Jets are projected to have two starting tackles with significant injury questions (Duane Brown and Mekhi Becton), there is a real chance Warren could be called upon as a starter at some point.

Warren is already 24 years old. Is he ready to play as a rookie? Or is he still a long-term project despite his age?

Looking to the future, does Warren have the tools to develop into a quality starter? Or is he limited to the ceiling of a high-end backup?

All of these questions and many more are answered on this edition of Blewett’s Blitz. Plus, a list of strengths and weaknesses can be seen at the bottom of this article!

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