Jets added a couple of good players at this spot, but need more Dan Leberfeld

The Jets added two solid free agents at the position who will likely be the starters . . .

in Carl Lawson and Vinny Curry.

While both are very good defensive ends, with great motors, who will get their share of sacks, neither has registered a double-digit sack season in the NFL. So look for the Jets to draft a player to compliment them, ideally a loose-hipped cat with great first step quickness.

At pick 23, Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari is a possibility, and Miami’s Jaelen Phillips could be a good fit, but his injury history is a concern. Another possibility at 23 is Washington’s Joe Tryon, but his limited film makes scouting him a little bit of a challenge. He started one year in 2019, and then opted out in 2020. If Michigan’s Kwity Paye slips to 23, he’s somebody they would need to consider.

Somebody in the building who could help them moving forward is Bryce Huff, who showed a lot of potential as a rookie. It will be interesting to see what the new staff can do with Jabari Zuniga, a 2020 third-round pick, who has good raw skills to mold, but had a somewhat quiet rookie year.

But as they say, you can never have enough good edge-rushers, so look for the Jets to add one early in the draft.


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