NY Jets: 8 potential waiver wire claims the team could make

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6. NY Jets target: Brandon Knight, OT, Dallas Cowboys

Brandon Knight is an intriguing player who could find his way onto the waiver wire. A former collegiate tight end/lineman hybrid, Knight started nine games for Dallas last year due to injury.

However, with players returning, he surprisingly finds himself on the roster bubble this summer. It might require the Cowboys carrying 11 offensive linemen for him to make the cut.

If he doesn't, his guard/tackle versatility should prove valuable to a Jets team that really needs depth at both spots.

He's an athletic player who thrives in open space, something that makes him an ideal fit in the Jets' offensive scheme. His prior starting experience is the cherry on top.

5. NY Jets target: Jalen Hurd, WR, San Francisco 49ers

We had to throw a player on the San Francisco 49ers in here, right? A third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Jalen Hurd has seen his career ravaged by injuries to this point.

A back injury sidelined him for his entire rookie season before a torn ACL suffered in training camp last year kept him out for the entire 2020 season. Hurd is yet to play in an NFL game since being drafted, and time is running out.

The 49ers have other receivers ahead of him on the depth chart. But if he's released, expect him to be a popular name on the waiver wire.

The Jets don't necessarily need any more wide receiver depth, They have enough difficult decisions to make at the position as it is. However, at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, the idea has been thrown around to move Hurd to tight end at some point.

Whether that would be the Jets' plan or not, it does make sense that part of the coaching staff that drafted and developed him would love to continue doing so in their new destination.