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Ohio State tight end Jeremy Ruckert grew up watching the Jets as a native of Long Island. In just a few short months, there’s a chance that the tight end-needy team selects him in the 2022 NFL draft.

And his father is on board with that happening.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl Twitter account shared the list of tight ends who will be working with New York’s coaching staff as members of the National team. Ruckert was among them, which prompted a response from Ruckert’s father, Bill.

J-E-T-S -JETS JETS JETS,” Ruckert tweeted, along with a picture that appears to be Jeremy with a Jets logo painted on his face.


HEIGHT: 6'5"



— Good height and build to play as a true Y tight end in an NFL offense.

— Willing blocker who flashes good play strength and pop. Fights to get his head across and tries to take it to edge-defenders. Is a missile working across formation on split zone.

— Competitive and tough player. Tries to bury defenders when he gets his hands on them.

— Above-average overall athlete. Flashes ability to sink and bend on his routes and above-average speed.

— Good hands and catching range. Has the ability to make the spectacular catch away from his body.

— Above-average route-runner. Understands depth and fights to maintain leverage. Knows to stay friendly to the quarterback when working against zone coverages.


— Can play out of control and be inconsistent with his blocking technique. Will get caught playing too high.

— Limited production and route tree because of the offense he played in at Ohio State.


11 G, 26 REC, 309 YDS (11.9 AVG), 3 TD


Jeremy Ruckert aligned both in-line and split out in Ohio State's offense, and he projects as a three-down Y tight end in the NFL thanks to his blocking ability and overall athleticism.

Ruckert is a willing blocker who has good play strength to hold his own when blocking edge-defenders from in-line positions. He has a mean streak and loves to try to bury smaller defenders once he gets his hands on them, but his eagerness will cause him to lose technique with his blocks. That's especially the case on blocks working across the formation, when he will go for kill shots that will cause him to miss completely. He also shows the ability to win when asked to pass-set on play-action concepts.

Ruckert is an adequate athlete who is more solid than dynamic in the passing game. He has good hands and catching range and is more than comfortable catching the ball in a crowd or away from his body. He's capable of making spectacular catches at times.

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This is the type of pick you would love to see in the later rounds.  The fact that he wants to play here is just gravy.  Not to mention we need TE's in a bad bad way.

Watching the videos he actually looks like a very natural pass catcher.  Adjusts to the ball very well and catches away from his body with his hands.  I would actually be very excited to get this guy.  If OSU didn't have a million first rounders at WR on offense it would be easy to see him getting a lot more targets there.

Thanks for the report, definitely going to track this guy.

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