NY Jets: 5 positions to target at the 2021 trade deadline

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1. NY Jets trade target: Tight end

Speaking of helping Zach Wilson out, perhaps no position on the entire roster is more barren than tight end. The Jets failed to properly address the position in the offseason and it's left them with a tight end room full of players who are little more than roster-bubble guys.

Tyler Kroft is a fine TE2, but he's been penciled in as the starting option and the results haven't been pretty. And the less said about Ryan Griffin and Daniel Brown, the better.

The Jets will likely overhaul the position in the offseason, but that doesn't mean they can't get a head start. The trade deadline presents them with an opportunity to upgrade the position both in the short-term and potentially in the long-term.

For Wilson's sake, it's something the Jets absolutely should consider.

O.J. Howard is one of the more obvious names available, and perhaps the team could explore some sort of O.J. Howard-for-Marcus Maye swap.

There's also 2020 third-round pick Devin Asiasi who is currently buried on the depth chart in New England. A Jets/Patriots trade is rare, but not unheard of in recent years.

The ship has probably said on someone like Dallas Goedert, but that doesn't mean the Jets still can't upgrade the position.

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No position is in greater need of a boost than tight end. The Jets should seriously consider acquiring one at the deadline.