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Jets 2017 Roster Breakdown: Can Kelvin Beachum Find His Game?

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NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Our Jets roster countdown continues with a look at Kelvin Beachum.

Name: Kelvin Beachum

Number: 68

Year with Jets: 1st

Projected Role: Starting left tackle

His 2016: The Jets showed interest in Beachum as he hit free agency, but the left tackle signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was a bit of a risky signing for Jacksonville as Beachum was coming off a serious knee injury, and it didn’t pan out. PFF had Beachum surrendering 49 pressures, and he didn’t move with the type of fluidity he had shown pre-injury with the Steelers. The Jaguars decided to decline an option in Beachum’s contract, and the Jets signed him.

2017 will be a success if: Beachum looks recovered from his injury with an extra year of distance from it. He was a quality left tackle before he got hurt. The Jets need him to do so. He plays a very important position, and the Jets structured his contract in a way that virtually guarantees he will be the starting left tackle for the next two seasons.

Odds of making the roster: Lock (>99%)