Clemson Football: 3 ideal landing spots for Travis Etienne in NFL draft

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New York Jets

Going back to a running back being a quarterback’s best friend, the Jets could do a lot for their young quarterback, Zach Wilson, who is expected to go No. 2 overall, by turning around and picking Etienne with their second first-round pick.

I understand that’s a lot to invest in the backfield, but the Jets don’t really have a clear answer at running back and just ask Trevor Lawrence how nice it was being able to throw check-down passes to Etienne, who can take a dump off and turn it into a touchdown.

Ty Johnson did average 4.7 yards per attempt last season in 54 rushes, but other than that, all the Jets running backs averaged less than four yards per rush and fewer than 6.2 yards per reception.

Building an offensive line is important, but adding some weapons for your young quarterback is important too and Etienne would have an immediate impact in New York while taking some substantial pressure off Wilson early in his career.