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3 free agents the NY Jets can target after the 2022 NFL Draft

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2. The NY Jets could target offensive lineman Daryl Williams

This is an interesting acquisition for the Jets as not only would this be another former Buffalo Bills player, but another player reaching the age of 30. Daryl Williams is one of the most consistent offensive linemen in the game.

Throughout the last three seasons, Williams has played in every single game, with over 1,000 snaps being recorded last season alone. In the 2021 season, Williams ranked fifth in the NFL in snaps played, according to Pro Football Focus.

There isn’t much that Williams doesn't do well. Throughout the entirety of his career, Williams has only recorded a grand total of five holding penalties and eight false starts.

In the 2021 season, Williams allowed just four sacks of Bills quarterback Josh Allen. The Jets are in need of somebody with consistency to be a mentor to young linemen on the roster.

Williams signed a three-year contract worth $24 million with the Bills last season before the contract was terminated this offseason to free up $6 million in cap space.

The Jets could theoretically offer Williams the same contract, but a two-year deal worth roughly $17 million. That would give the Jets an opportunity to develop the younger talent on the line while still giving quarterback Zach Wilson a strong offensive lineman for the time being.

Given the recent influx of offensive lineman additions to rosters with young quarterbacks, it's time the Jets start to beef up their offensive line.

With Mehki Becton only playing 48 snaps last season, consistency on the offensive line is something the Jets NEED to prioritize for a young quarterback in Zach Wilson.

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