NY Jets: Ranking all 12 of the team's free-agent signings

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4. Sheldon Rankins, DT, NY Jets

Another former first-round pick who flamed out with his former team, Sheldon Rankins has the chance to make a serious impact as part of the Jets defensive line rotation.

Unlike Jarrad Davis, Rankins' former team, the Saints, wanted to bring him back this offseason. But a tight cap situation meant they had to let their 2016 first-round pick walk.

When healthy, Rankins is a dynamic, athletic interior pass rusher who looked the part of a rising star when he totaled eight sacks, 12 tackles for loss, and 15 QB hits in 2018.

Unfortunately, injuries have proven to be a problem for the former No. 12 overall pick. But if Rankins can stay healthy, he could prove to be a difference-maker for the Jets defense.

3. Keelan Cole, WR, NY Jets

The Keelan Cole signing has a chance to be the steal of the entire offseason. And it's probably time people stop sleeping on the former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver.

The Jets tried to trade for Cole on numerous occasions over the last few years, but Jacksonville never budged. That's why when he finally hit the open market this offseason, the Jets immediately pounced.

Cole has been a productive part of the Jaguars' receiving corps over the last four years, although he hasn't quite reached the heights of his rookie season when he was the leading receiver for the AFC Championship-bound Jaguars.

The former undrafted free agent worked with the starters throughout the spring and seems primed to start opposite Corey Davis at wide receiver. Don't sleep on Keelan Cole.