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Ranking the NY Jets' 3 rumored free agent targets

NY Jets, Larry Ogunjobi
NY Jets, Larry Ogunjobi / Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Jets, Riley Reiff
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1. NY Jets target: Riley Reiff, OT, NY Jets

If signed, Kwon Alexander and Larry Ogunjobi would both likely step in as day-one starters for the Jets. Yet, despite this, if the Jets can only sign one of their three rumored targets, they should go with Riley Reiff.

Reiff has been one of my top targets for the Jets since really the second week of free agency in March. Although he wouldn't come in as a starter, the Jets arguably need him more than any other potential free-agent signing.

The 33-year-old has been a starting tackle in the NFL for the last 10 years, notching 139 career starts with three different teams. He has ample starting experience at both left and right tackle, making him a perfect, high-end swing tackle.

It's not as if Reiff isn't still playing at a starting-caliber level either. The former Detroit Lions' first-round pick has finished with a PFF grade below 67.0 just once in his career (2017) and has never been ranked below 50th at his position in a season.

Reiff has spent the last decade serving as an average starting tackle in the NFL. You aren't going to find many (if any) better swing tackles than him, especially ones that are still available at this stage of the offseason.

The Jets are desperate for offensive tackle help at the moment with the likes of Conor McDermott, Chuma Edoga, and fourth-round rookie Max Mitchell competing for the top backup tackle job.

Given Mekhi Becton's injury history and the fact that George Fant is coming off offseason knee surgery, there is no more pressing need on the Jets' roster.

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Riley Reiff is the perfect solution to the Jets' biggest problem. He should be priority No. 1 for the organization.

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