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

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3. The NY Jets can trade for Jakobi Meyers

The New England Patriots joined the trade-for-a-wideout club this offseason with Bill Bellichick adding Miami Dolphins' DeVante Parker to the fold.

Parker is penciled in the WR1 role for the Patriots entering 2022 as the franchise has probably worn tired of Jakobi Meyers' game in his three NFL seasons.

That might scare you — or the Jets, for that matter — off Meyers, but that shouldn't be the case. Meyers, although an underperformer in the scoring department (he is coming off his first season with a touchdown, scoring his first two in 2021) has been good to put up an ever-improving 359, 729, and 866 receiving yards in the past three years.

Meyers has caught 26, 59, and 83 passes as he's developed as part of New England's offense post-Tom Brady, and he's been solid in terms of playing time with 15, 14, and a full 17-game schedule of games played for the Patriots since turning pro.

Among the 62 receivers that have played at least 40 games since Meyers was drafted, he ranks right in the middle of that cohort in terms of total receiving yards (1,954; 31st-most) and receptions (168; 32nd) while boasting a top-15 catch rate among those in that group (67.7%).

Meyers won't turn the Jets offense around by himself, but if he can get to New York in exchange for another youngster such as Denzel Mims and a mid/late-round pick, then the Jets should definitely consider banking on the prospect of having a long-term WR2/WR3 in the roster going forward.

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