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4 under-the-radar wide receivers the NY Jets can trade for

NY Jets, Diontae Johnson
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NY Jets, Diontae Johnson
NY Jets, Diontae Johnson / Joe Sargent/GettyImages

1. The NY Jets could trade for Diontae Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers are truly entering retool mode this offseason. They've finally moved on from Ben Roethlisberger and signed Mitchell Trubisky as their starter, and they have also let all of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Ray-Ray McCloud, and James Washington leave as free agents this past month.

The wide receiver corps of the Steelers is barren of talent and led by a two-man unit comprised of Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool.

It'd make sense for the Steelers to retain both, but Johnson is entering his last season under contract and if he feels Trubisky (or any soon-to-be-drafted rookie) is not good enough for his play, he might force a move out of Pennsylvania.

Acquiring Johnson would be a boon for the Jets. Johnson has been very durable in his three-year career to date (15+ games played every season) while he's steadily improved on a yearly basis.

Johnson has gone from posting 680 receiving yards as a rookie to 923 as a sophomore and 1,161 last year.

The 25-year-old has raised every single stat in his resume each passing year be they targets (92 to 144 to 169), receptions (59 to 88 to 107), touchdowns (5 to 7 to 8), or yards.

Johnson could command a sizable chunk of the salary cap on an extension, but that figure shouldn't be at a top-of-the-market level.

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