NY Jets: 4 free agents to target after the 2021 NFL Draft

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4. The NY Jets could target CB Brian Poole

The Jets opted for a complete offensive overhaul early in the draft adding a quarterback, offensive lineman, and multiple skill players. That meant that one position that wasn’t addressed until later was the cornerback position.

The Jets did manage to add a few cornerbacks on Day 3, but it’s clear that the position must still be upgraded. They could look to target a familiar face to solve their cornerback woes.

Brian Poole is still a free agent despite two years of excellent play with the Jets. The 28-year-old hasn’t had much of a market, likely due to the fact that slot corners are still undervalued in today’s NFL.

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But given that the Jets’ current starter in the nickel is 2020 undrafted rookie Javelin Guidry, it makes plenty of sense to bring Poole back.

The rumors prior to free agency indicated that the Jets were eyeing San Francisco 49ers nickel cornerback K’Waun Williams as Poole’s replacement. Williams had experience under Saleh in San Francisco and was seen as a better fit for the new zone-heavy scheme.

But Williams ended up re-signing with the 49ers leaving the Jets in search of a new nickel cornerback. However, the options are slim on the market and Poole is undoubtedly the best available free agent at his position.

Could a reunion be in order? It’s certainly something the Jets should look to explore.

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