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3. NY Jets target: Ross Dwelley, TE,

If the safety position isn't the most barren on the Jets' roster at the moment, it has to be the tight end position. The Jets have virtually nothing resembling a starter at the position and could realistically overhaul the entire group this offseason.

Tyler Kroft is a free agent, and while he was a fine player when healthy, his injury history is concerning and he missed time again in 2021. Ryan Griffin is no more than a replacement-level player while Kenny Yeboah is a developmental project at best.

The Jets could look to add 2-3 new tight ends this offseason, one of which could be former 49ers' tight end Ross Dwelley.

Now, Dwelley wouldn't be a starter in New York. Instead, he would be capable depth and someone who can compete for the TE2 role on the roster.

A former undrafted free agent, Dwelley has spent the last four years in San Francisco developing into a capable backup behind George Kittle. He saw an extended role in 2020 with Kittle sidelined as he started nine of 16 games finishing with 19 catches for 245 yards and a touchdown.

Dwelley is a smooth route-runner who was probably underutilized as a receiver during his time with the 49ers. He's not an overly-explosive athlete, but he's technically sound as a blocker and could provide adequate depth to the Jets' tight end room.

A fan-favorite in San Francisco, it wouldn't surprise me to see the Jets come calling this offseason.