Jets showing major interest in college OT

Indianapolis - The Jets need a right tackle, and they are showing a lot of interest in a college prospect who should be there when they select in the second round.

Jets Confidential has learned that the Jets are set to interview Nebraska offensive tackle Carl Nicks on Friday at the combine.

JC has also learned, that the Jets new offensive line coach, Bill Callahan, talked to Nicks on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

The Jets interest in Nicks makes sense for a couple of reasons. They need a right tackle, and the 6-5, 340 pounder could be a great fit for them. He's big, strong and athletic, and looks like he has the potential to be a superb run blocker on the next level.

And the Jets will have the best info on Nicks of any team in the NFL, since he was recruited and coached by Callahan in Lincoln.

Nicks and Callahan have a great relationship.

"The Jets are getting a genius," Nicks said about Callahan. "He has a massive football brain."

Nicks expects to go in the Top 10 of the second round, and the Jets have a pick in that area.

Don't be shocked if the Jets make a run at him. After all, they could use a massive road-grading offensive lineman, and Nicks is that kind of guy.

"I used to play defensive line, so I like to hit people," said Nicks. "I like to take my aggression out on the [opponent]."

The Jets could use a guy like that.

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