7 free agents who could reunite with Robert Saleh on the NY Jets
4. NY Jets target: Mike McGlinchey, OT
Now, we get into the players who could legitimately fill important holes on the Jets' roster. Mike McGlinchey remains one of the most contentious players on the 49ers' roster.
The former ninth-overall pick hasn't quite lived up to his pre-draft expectations, which has opened the door to constant criticism, but he's still an average-to-above-average starting right tackle.
McGlinchey has finished with a Pro Football Focus grade of 69.0 or higher in every year of his career and has ranked inside the top 25 of tackles in the NFL twice. He's never ranked higher than 19th, but he's also never finished ranked lower than 43rd.
McGlinchey's biggest flaw is his relative lack of athleticism, which is a drawback that limits his effectiveness against more athletic pass rushers. Still, he's a rock-solid starting tackle who is probably a better run blocker than a pass blocker at this stage.
If the Jets are looking to secure a big-name tackle in free agency, McGlinchey will likely be one of their top options.
3. NY Jets target: Daniel Brunskill, OL
You aren't going to find many more versatile offensive linemen in the NFL than Daniel Brunskill. The former undrafted free agent has seen substantial time at all five offensive line spots during the course of his four-year NFL career.
He's started 42 games over the last four seasons, including all 17 games at right guard in 2021 and all 16 games split between right guard and center the previous year. He's also started games at left and right tackle as well as left guard.
Brunskill can legitimately do it all, and that versatility might make him super valuable on the open market, even if he's never going to be an All-Pro offensive lineman.
The Jets need to make some additions to their offensive line room this offseason, and Brunskill can provide depth at all five spots. If the 49ers don't re-sign him, the Jets make sense as a landing spot.