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Jets Trade Up to Draft Brandon Shell With 158th Pick in 2016 NFL Draft

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets traded into the fifth round to select Brandon Shell, an offensive tackle from South Carolina, with the 158th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Shell is a 6'5" 324 pounder. He has a number of intriguing tools and played some quality ball for South Carolina. He has a good frame for the position and good strength.  His issue has been the way he moves. Interesting, he had a strong week of practice before the East-West Shrine Game where there were reports he had shed some weight.

In any event, this is likely a project player. Fifth round picks typically do not make impacts as rookies at the tackle position.

He is also the nephew of Hall of Fame lineman Art Shell.

To get this pick, the Jets reportedly gave up a fourth round pick next year. So they traded a fifth round pick for a fourth. Shell had better be good because on principle, that's a bad trade, the type of shortsighted move that teams frequently regret.