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16 best value free agents the NY Jets could target after Day 2

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12. NY Jets target: Anthony Walker, LB

This would be your Jarrad Davis signing. The Jets don't view the linebacker position as a significant need, but they could add a little more depth in the form of veteran Anthony Walker.

Walker is a good coverage linebacker who actually finished last season as Pro Football Focus' 17th-highest-graded linebacker. Adding more depth alongside C.J. Mosley and Quincy Williams is never a bad thing, and Walker should come relatively cheap.

11. NY Jets target: Jayon Brown, LB

Jayon Brown is one of my favorite role players the Jets could still target in free agency. At 27-years-old, Brown is a pass coverage specialist who thrives as more of a sub-package linebacker in a zone-heavy scheme.

That's precisely the role he could fill with the Jets. He has a decent injury history which should shrink his market, but from a talent/scheme standpoint, you aren't going to find a better value signing at linebacker than Brown.

10. NY Jets target: Rashard Higgins, WR

The Jets have yet to address wide receiver, and it seems very likely that they will do so in the 2022 NFL Draft or via a trade. Still, there's a decent chance they still look to add a veteran before the draft rolls around.

Rashard Higgins is exactly the type of high-floor WR4 the Jets could look to target. He fell out of favor in Cleveland, but Higgins is a well-rounded wide receiver who could provide important depth at the right price.

9. NY Jets target: Byron Pringle, WR

As the fourth option in Kansas City, Byron Pringle rarely got the opportunity to shine. But when he received his chances, he made the most of them.

The 28-year-old could be an intriguing target for a Jets team that's looking for additional wide receiver depth. As an added bonus, Pringle was a core special-teamer and has ample experience as a kick returner, offering further insurance behind Braxton Berrios.

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