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

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2. NY Jets target: Randall Cobb, WR

Now, we get into the Packers players. If Aaron Rodgers is on the move this offseason, it would make sense if his favorite targets from Green Bay looked to follow him to his new home. Perhaps that could be the Jets.

No current NFL player has been thrown more passes over a longer period of time than Randall Cobb. Cobb has spent 10 of the last 12 years catching passes from Rodgers, and he's still a quality rotational piece at age 32.

Cobb is hardly the player he used to be, but 62 catches for 792 yards and six touchdowns over the last two years suggest he can still have a role in an offense.

Even if the Jets don't get Rodgers, it would make sense for Cobb to reunite with his former offensive coordinator in New York. Don't be surprised if this reunion happens, especially if the Jets trade for Rodgers.

1. NY Jets target: Allen Lazard, WR

Even aside from the Hackett/Rodgers connections, Allen Lazard makes a ton of sense as a free-agent target for the Jets this offseason. Lazard figures to be one of the top names in a relatively weak crop of free-agent wide receivers.

The former undrafted free agent has developed into a very capable starting-caliber wide receiver for the Packers, and while he may not be a true No. 1 as he was this past season, you could do a lot worse than Lazard as your second or third option.

Lazard would be an ideal replacement for Corey Davis if the Jets do decide to cut ties with him this offseason, as they are expected to do. He's a big-bodied, physical X receiver who also doubles as one of the best run-blockers in football.

Lazard has also been more durable than Davis, having appeared in 15 or more games in three of the last four seasons. The Hackett connection makes sense. The Rodgers connection would add another layer of experience.

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But more than anything, Lazard is a fit for what the Jets are looking for in the wide receiver market. He should be the team's Corey Davis replacement.