NFL Free Agency 2021: Predicting one move for all 32 teams

2021 NFL Free Agency - Bengals EDGE Carl Lawson. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
2021 NFL Free Agency - Bengals EDGE Carl Lawson. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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JuJu Smith-Schuster, NFL Free Agency
NFL Free Agency 2021 – JuJu Smith-Schuster (Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) /

Previous team: Steelers. JuJu Smith-Schuster. 2. player. 30. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. WR

Bonus: Jets sign EDGE Yannick Ngakoue

Extra bonus: Jets sign CB Jason Verrett

The New York Jets have work to do.

New head coach Robert Saleh is almost certainly going to be a great recruiter on the free agent trail along with general manager Joe Douglas, and what this team does in free agency should set the stage for how they approach the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Will the Jets keep Sam Darnold? Will they draft Zach Wilson or Justin Fields or Trey Lance?

There is no telling what could go down but they need to build the rest of the team for whoever is going to be playing quarterback regardless.

Paying up for JuJu Smith-Schuster seems like something the Jets should do given the fact they have arguably the worst skill position talent in the entire NFL right now.

2020 rookie Denzel Mims should be a good piece moving forward, but outside of him, it’s slim pickings for the Jets. Smith-Schuster is a proven WR1b type of player in the NFL and he would make any QB’s life easier.

Defensively, I like the idea of picking up pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue to go in Saleh’s defense as well as bringing over veteran Jason Verrett to play corner. Verrett really found himself playing well in Saleh’s defense last year and he would have a great chance to keep the trajectory in the right direction by moving out to New York with him.