8. Vinny Curry, DE, NY Jets
Joe Douglas sought out one of his favorite players from his time with the Philadelphia Eagles when he signed veteran defensive end Vinny Curry in late March.
The Jets showed interest in Curry last offseason before he agreed to re-sign with the Eagles. But this time around, Douglas was able to pry him away from his former team.
Even at 33-years-old, Curry still has something left in the tank. He's played in 27 games over the last two years amassing eight sacks and 22 QB hits in the process.
Curry will be in the mix to receive playing time as part of the defensive end rotation. And with a strong summer, he could even emerge as the de facto "starter" opposite Carl Lawson (more on him later).
7. Jarrad Davis, LB, NY Jets
The Jets' first free-agent signing of the 2021 offseason wasn't a high-profile offensive playmaker or a notable defensive difference-maker. Instead, they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Detroit Lions draft bust Jarrad Davis.
A former first-round pick of the Lions, Davis flopped in Detroit never living up to his potential in his four years with the team. But it's his athletic profile that caught the eye of Douglas and the Jets coaching staff.
Davis is an uber-athletic linebacker with rangy speed and the potential to be a three-down starter. His inconsistencies, however, kept him from reaching his ceiling in Detroit.
The hope is that Davis could begin to finally realize his potential under the tutelage of Robert Saleh. He'll certainly be given the opportunity to do so as the projected starting SAM linebacker.