6 free agents who could follow Nathaniel Hackett to the NY Jets

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4. NY Jets target: Billy Turner, OT

No player in the NFL has spent more time with Nathaniel Hackett over the last four years than Billy Turner. Turner signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Packers in 2019, joining Hackett for his first year in Green Bay.

The two would spend three years together in Green Bay before Hackett left to become the head coach in Denver. Following Turner's release from the Packers, he quickly reunited with Hackett in Denver and started seven games in an injury-riddled campaign.

Turner is a quality swing tackle with experience playing every position on the offensive line except center. He started 61 games over the last five seasons and would be excellent offensive line depth for the Jets.

Perhaps the trend continues and Turner joins Hackett in Florham Park.

3. NY Jets target: Dalton Risner, OG/C

If the Jets are looking for more of a starting-caliber offensive lineman in free agency, look no further than Dalton Risner. Risner has spent the last four seasons as the Broncos' starting left guard.

He was one of the only pieces of stability and continuity along the Broncos' offensive line this past season, starting 15 games and playing at a pretty high level, despite injuries around him.

What makes Risner even more appealing is that he has experience playing center, dating back to his days in college. He was initially seen, by many, as a center prospect before the Broncos moved him to guard.

Connor McGovern is set to be a free agent and the Jets could consider moving Alijah Vera-Tucker to right tackle which would leave an opening at right guard. Risner could feasibly fill either one of those holes.