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The lone survivor from John Idzik’s 12-player 2014 draft class earned another contract on Tuesday.

According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, former Jets offensive lineman Dakota Dozier agreed to a one-year deal to re-sign with the Minnesota Vikings. The contract is worth $1.075 million, according to Spotrac.Dozier was drafted in the fourth round out of Furman by the Jets in 2014. He was with the Jets for five seasons and played in 38 games with seven starts. Dozier signed with the Vikings in 2019. There, Dozier reunited with former Jets offensive line coach Rick Dennison, who was hired to the same position with the Vikings.

After primarily serving as a backup in 2019, Dozier became a full-time starter at left guard in 2020. He started all 16 games for the Vikings.Dozier is the only active player remaining from Idzik’s second and final draft class as Jets general manager. Idzik picked 12 players in 2014, including Quincy Enunwa, Calvin Pryor, Jace Amaro and Dexter McDougle.The 2021 season will be Dozier’s eighth in the NFL.

>   https://jetswire.usatoday.com/2021/04/01/new-york-jets-john-idzik-12-dakota-dozier-vikings/

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It's kinda funny how the Jets who are so needy at OL still have some guys they drafted floating around the league or just recently departing the league.  Dakota Dozier, Oday Aboushi, Vlad Ducasse, Matt Slauson, etc. all had a bit of staying power either as rotational backup guys or actually starters (Aboushi started 8 games for the Lions last year, Slauson made the Pro Bowl with the Bears a few years ago, etc.)

By far the biggest longterm roster building problem the Jets had was the fact from 2016-2019, the Jets only drafted 2 offensive linemen and none were in the first two rounds. That's four years with only two picks on OLine (Brandon Shell and Chuma Edoga).

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12 hours ago, IndianaJet said:

If the dude hangs on for another year he will have made over 6 milly in his career. 
 

‘’Not bad for a 7 year backup. 

 

27 minutes ago, kelly said:

THAT's some pretty good coin   😎

And a pension & health benefits. That makes it even sweeter. 

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On 4/2/2021 at 5:19 PM, IndianaJet said:

If the dude hangs on for another year he will have made over 6 milly in his career. 
 

‘’Not bad for a 7 year backup. 

One from Little ol' Furman too... can't give up early on those FCS guys.

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