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Jets add OL Brandon Hitner to Practice Squad After Broncos Poach OT Calvin Anderson


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Jets undrafted rookie free agent left tackle Calvin Anderson has been signed away from the Jets practice squad to the Denver Broncos 53-man roster.

We've signed OL Brandon Hitner to the practice squad.

OL Calvin Anderson has been signed to the @Broncos active roster.

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— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 1, 2019

After a preseason that saw Anderson play solid football over the last two exhibition contests, he was added to the Jets practice squad.  With his departure to Denver, the Jets had an open spot and added former Villanova offensive lineman Brandon Hitner.

While Anderson was a prototypical left tackle, Hitner projects as an interior lineman who spent some time with the Rams this preseason.

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10 minutes ago, TNJet said:

Should've added Anderson to our own rotation. Our Tackles suck.

 

8 minutes ago, Beerfish said:

Well our starting oline are so incredibly indispeinsable we can afford to let a developmental OT go to another team.

 

3 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

Wait....our talent at OLine is so bad that other teams are taking our Practice Squad guys and putting them on their active roster?

What am I missing?

Big Mac Attack!!!

oh wait...

Teaching Joe to Dougie!!!

 

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6' 6"

305 lbs

33 7/8”

HANDS

10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.24

NFL BACKUP OR SPECIAL TEAMS POTENTIAL

Analysis

By Lance Zierlein

NFL Analyst

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Overview

Athletic, short-armed offensive lineman with the potential to offer roster flexibility at a number of positions. Hitner lacks power and struggles to find the length and hand strength to sustain his blocks, but he's ultra-athletic and has a chance at getting to the most challenging angles. He will likely bump inside to guard or center with a chance to compete for a zone-scheme heavy team.

Strengths

Outstanding intelligence with smart to make move to center

Charges out of stance and rips into his second level blocks

Initial quickness and acceleration to track down MIKE

Basketball feet for smooth directional change in pass mirror

Above-average pull blocker

Has athletic ability and body control to keep blocks centered

Weaknesses

Short arms allow defenders to get into his frame and lock him out

Not much pop behind his punch in pass pro

Tendency to lunge when patience wanes

Could use better explosion into initial contact

Needs to drop pad level for improved leverage as drive blocker

More wall-off worker than body mover

Sources Tell Us

"His intelligence test was off the charts. He had the physical profile to move inside to center and now we know he has the mental profile as well." -- AFC personnel executive

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19 hours ago, TNJet said:

Should've added Anderson to our own rotation. Our Tackles suck.

this seems like the prevailing wisdom 

yet Beachum is a captain, Shell is solid and Edoga is probably starter quality too 

we can make the argument the center and right guard suck and are done as players 

i suspect they change the lineup soon but it all gets better if Sam comes back

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7 minutes ago, jgb said:

This is basically the Broncos saying the Jets have no clue how to evaluate talent. They might be right.

We've had very few players who "got away" and had success elsewhere.  It's true the Jets as an org fail to evaluate talent.  But it's not that they draft some good players but can't coach them up.  It's that we almost exclusively draft terrible players who never make it anywhere.  

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15 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

We've had very few players who "got away" and had success elsewhere.  It's true the Jets as an org fail to evaluate talent.  But it's not that they draft some good players but can't coach them up.  It's that we almost exclusively draft terrible players who never make it anywhere.  

Certainly hope that trend continues for this guy!

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