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4 positions the NY Jets could still upgrade in free agency

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2. The NY Jets could upgrade defensive tackle

While the Jets are overloaded with quality edge rushers, the interior of their defense is lacking at the moment. The team lost their best run-defender in Folorunso Fatukasi this offseason and didn't really replace him.

The addition of Solomon Thomas should help, but he's also coming off a very poor 2021 season and has been little more than a role player throughout his career.

Quinnen Williams is obviously one of the most talented players on the Jets' roster, but there isn't much around him. 2021 starter Sheldon Rankins had an underwhelming first season in green and white and particularly struggled as a run-defender.

The Jets could really use some extra depth at defensive tackle. Unfortunately, they did miss out on their reported top target as Larry Ogunjobi — who visited with the team in the spring — signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers last month.

There are still a few options available, though. Players like Tyeler Davison, Ndamukong Suh, former Jet Sheldon Richardson, Malik Jackson, and Darius Philon remain free agents and could serve as upgrades.

Davison has experience with Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich and has over 100 career games under his belt. At the very least, he could bolster the Jets' interior run defense.

The Jets are thin at defensive tackle, and even after missing out on Ogunjobi, there are still some quality players available to sign.

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