The New York Jets have done a phenomenal job this offseason upgrading the talent level of this roster. With over 10 draft selections and doling out over $75 million in guarantees during the free agency period, the arrow is clearly pointing up heading into OTAs.
Although in a recent column for ESPN, a group of insiders evaluated the biggest roster holes remaining for each of the 32 NFL franchises including the green and white:
“Robert Saleh’s defenses in San Francisco didn’t jell until 2019 when he switched to a wide-9 alignment and added both Nick Bosa and Dee Ford to his pass rush. The Jets needed two or three bodies basically everywhere and opted to use their first four draft picks on the offensive side of the ball, passing up such talents as Jaelan Phillips and Kwity Paye. That puts a lot of pressure on John Franklin-Myers to step up, taking advantage of Saleh’s scheme and playcalling to bolster an anemic pass rush.”
With EDGE rushing being such a big need for the Jets, it makes sense that they’d be interested in adding more bodies to the rotation.
One name that came up in a recent Bleacher Report column as a potential fit with Gang Green is former first-round pick, Vic Beasley.