9 tight ends the NY Jets could target in 2022 free agency

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6. NY Jets target: Mo Alie-Cox

Another player who has been forced to play second-fiddle to this point in his NFL career is Mo Alie-Cox. The former college basketball star has developed into a quality tight end during his time in Indianapolis, something that few likely ever thought he would become.

After all, when Alie-Cox signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2017, he hadn't played a single snap of organized football since his freshman year of high school. What he's been able to accomplish over the last five years is nothing short of remarkable.

Alie-Cox still has some untapped potential to his game and I'd love to see him in an offense where he isn't overshadowed by Jack Doyle. Perhaps he could continue his development with the Jets.

This would be another signing on the cheap side, but one that also presents a great deal of upside.

5. NY Jets target: David Njoku

It's hard to believe that David Njoku is still only 25-years-old. A first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Njoku has had an eventful stint with the Cleveland Browns going from promising young starter to disgruntled backup to a quality starter again by 2021.

Despite persistent trade rumors, Njoku put together his best campaign since 2018 this past season finishing with 36 catches for 475 yards and four touchdowns. Much like Alie-Cox, it's very possible that we haven't seen the best of Njoku yet.

The speedy tight end may not be the greatest blocker, but he presents a matchup nightmare to any NFL defense with his combination of size and athleticism.

He cut down on the drops and stayed healthy in 2021, just in time for free agency. Don't be surprised if some team — maybe the Jets — bets on his upside and hands him a decent payday.