The Gang Green finally addressed their pressing need in round 2, as they drafted C Joe Tippmann from Wisconsin with #43 overall selection. Tippmann, 6'6", 313 lbs was the highest ranked center in the 2023 Scouting Combine.
He's a big blocker with a high football IQ who can make calls and adjustments. He played tackle in high school before switching to center in 2021. Tippmann grew into the role and became dominant at the position by the end of the 2021 season. He's quite an explosive athlete for his overwhelming size.
It remains to be seen how the Jets plan on using Tippmann, as they recently re-signed their last year's starting center Connor McGovern.