Free Agency

9 players the NY Jets can still target in 2022 free agency

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4. NY Jets target: Kyzir White, LB

Shifting away from pass rushers, it's somewhat of a surprise that Kyzir White remains available after the first week of free agency has passed. At just 25-years-old, White is one of the fastest-rising young linebackers in the NFL.

The former fourth-round pick has developed into a quality starting linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers starting all 17 games this past season. White finished with a PFF grade of 66.5 that ranked 20th among all linebackers in football.

Perhaps more importantly is the fact that he's exactly the type of linebacker the Jets are looking for.

White is young, athletic, and even a former college safety. The Jets don't see the linebacker position as a significant need, but White would be a sizable upgrade in the form of someone who absolutely fits their system.

3. NY Jets target: Cornelius Lucas, OT

Even after signing Laken Tomlinson in free agency, the Jets could still look to add to their offensive line. One area that certainly needs some work is their offensive tackle depth.

Right now, the Jets' projected backup tackles are Conor McDermott and Chuma Edoga, and given the uncertainty surrounding Mekhi Becton's health, it would be foolish to not address the position further.

Perhaps the top available swing tackle option is Cornelius Lucas. Lucas has spent the last two seasons in Washington serving as a "swing tackle extraordinaire," as PFF puts it.

With 23 starts over the last three seasons and experience playing both left and right tackle, Lucas would be the perfect depth signing at what should be a reasonable price.

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