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Mountaineers Gary Jennings and Trevon Wesco drafted in back-to-back picks

Written by Caleb Wygal

Gary Jennings and Trevon Wesco are the latest Mountaineers to make their way to the NFL.

On Friday night, we saw Will Grier and Yodny Cajuste selected in back-to-back picks. That theme repeated itself on Saturday with the selections of Gary Jennings and Trevon Wesco. The Seattle Seahawks took Jennings with the 120th pick and the New York Jets turned right around and selected Wesco with the next pick.

Gary Jennings is the latest receiver sent to the NFL by the Mountaineers after getting selected by the Seahawks.

The All-Big 12 pass catcher’s receiving yards were down during his senior season due to an ankle sprain but had more touchdown catches. He put on an impressive performance at the NFL Combine which increased his draft status. He’s a possession receiver with an impressive combination of size, athleticism, and a knack for fighting for balls in traffic.

Receiver became a greater need for the Seahawks after news came out that Doug Baldwin may have played his last game.

Wesco began to turn heads as a senior at WVU once starting to become featured in the offense leading to him getting drafted by the Jets in the 4th round. Wesco is a raw TE and the Jets will work on refining his skills in the passing game. This pick is more about what he could develop into rather than what he is currently and could become a security blanket for Sam Darnold.

The last TE from WVU selected by the Jets? Anthony Becht in 2000. Hopefully, Wesco can replicate some of Becht’s pro success.

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