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NY Jets, Nickell Robey-Coleman
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4. The NY Jets could sign CB Nickell Robey-Coleman

The Jets did an excellent job addressing a variety of positions this offseason, but the one position that remains a major question mark is cornerback.

The team didn't make a single offseason addition (apart from special-teams ace Justin Hardee) until Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft when they selected three cornerbacks in a span of two rounds.

The likes of Jason Pinnock, Michael Carter II, and Brandin Echols will join an inexperienced unit featuring the returning Bryce Hall, Blessuan Austin, and Javelin Guidry.

It's an inexperienced unit, one that could use a veteran addition. If the Jets are looking to bring in a veteran nickel to compete with Guidry, Carter, and even Elijah Campbell, one player who could be on their radar is Nickell Robey-Coleman.

Robey-Coleman has been a rock-solid nickel corner in the NFL for quite some time and will be entering his ninth professional season in 2021, assuming he's signed.

After ranking in the top-17 cornerbacks in football by Pro Football Focus in three consecutive seasons, Robey-Coleman took a major step back in 2020 finishing with a very poor 51.1 grade. Nearly identical to that of Blessuan Austin, for reference.

As such, it's no surprise to see that the 29-year-old remains unsigned, although it's likely he'll sign on with some team prior to the start of the season.

Robey-Coleman has years of excellent play at the slot corner position and, even though he's coming off a career-worst year, would be a worthwhile addition for cheap.

You could never have too much competition, and bringing in a veteran like Robey-Coleman could help further solidify an inexperienced unit.

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