3 offensive linemen Jets could target ahead of free agency

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Mekhi Becton (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
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The 2023 NFL Combine is closely upon us. For the New York Jets, while their coaching staff is not in Indianapolis, their scouting department has a golden opportunity to help improve a team that took several major leaps last season. 

But as with any contending team, just winning from the draft is not enough. 

New York has several key roster holes outside of the quarterback position that they will need to try and fill. Arguably the largest weakness of the holes is along the offensive line. The Jets had mediocre success running the football last season but struggled to protect their quarterbacks in a way that truly mattered. 

The good news? There are several offensive linemen in free agency that could help right away. Here are three names to watch for the Jets in a couple of weeks.

Isaac Seumalo – Philadelphia

Jason Kelce is not leaving Philadelphia. So with that pre-determined knowledge known, the Jets could easily get another top player on what was the best offensive line in the game last season. 

Seumalo might not have the awards and bravado that the rest of his line counterparts have, but he’s a very good run blocker and proficient in pass protection. If the Jets could find a way to bring him in, they would solidify their line with arguably the best player of this free agent group. 

It will come at top dollar though. 

Garrett Bradbury – Minnesota

Bradbury has dealt with a plethora of injuries that derailed his once-promising career with the Vikings. The former first-round pick graded at an elite 70.2 grade according to Pro Football Focus and would be an upgrade at center over Connor McGovern. The Jets need to solidify their OLine no matter who is playing quarterback and having a signal-caller like Bradbury would be an excellent choice for next season. 

Mike McGlinchey – San Francisco 

McGlinchey is arguably the biggest hit-or-miss free agent out there along the offensive linemen. The former first round pick has dealt with injuries and poor play but is a serviceable lineman that could come cheap to any team. 

For the Jets, depth along their tackles is a major need and something that cannot be overlooked. With Mekhi Becton expected back next season and George Fant also a free agent, it would pay to have a servicable starter on the right side of the offensive line. 

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