5 remaining free agents that would improve the NY Jets roster

Who could the Jets still sign to improve their roster?
NY Jets, Dalton Risner
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2. The NY Jets could sign LB Rashaan Evans

The Jets have mostly steered clear of the veteran linebacker market this offseason. They showed interest in bringing back Kwon Alexander before he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and later missed out on players like Deion Jones and Myles Jack.

That leaves former Tennessee Titans first-round pick Rashaan Evans as the best remaining linebacker on the open market. Evans started all 17 games for the Atlanta Falcons last season, leading the team with 159 tackles while playing over 1,100 defensive snaps.

At just 27 years old, Evans is hardly an aging veteran, either. He's played just five years in the NFL since entering the league as the 22nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Jets need better linebacker depth, and even if Evans isn't brought in to start, just having that extra security behind Mosley, Williams, and Sherwood would be very beneficial.

1. The NY Jets could sign OG Dalton Risner

Arguably the best available free agent still on the open market is offensive guard Dalton Risner. It's really anyone's guess as to why a starting-caliber offensive lineman with only four years of NFL experience is still a free agent in the middle of August.

Risner has started 62 games over the last four seasons for the Denver Broncos, missing just four games over that time. He's finished with a PFF pass-block grade over 69.5 in each of those four seasons.

The former Kansas State standout is hardly an All-Pro offensive lineman, but he's proven over the last few years that he can be a quality starter. The biggest downside is probably his lack of versatility — he's only taken snaps at left guard in his NFL career, although he played tackle in college.

Risner could slot in as a Week 1 starter at right guard (if the Jets feel comfortable with him playing there), allowing Vera-Tucker to move to right tackle. He also has experience with multiple members of the Jets' offensive coaching staff, including offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

If the Jets have any more free-agent splashes in them, Dalton Risner probably makes the most sense.