New York Jets: Top five free agent wide receiver targets

Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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2. Nelson Agholor, Age 27

Nelson Agholor younger than the previous receivers on this list but still has five years of experience and a Super Bowl ring on his finger. Qualities that would benefit the Jets. He could be the missing playmaker Gang Green currently lacks.

Last season Agholor had 363 receiving yards with three touchdowns. To be fair, the Eagles were a little scattered in 2019 as the team was devastated by injuries. Agholor was also beaten up last year. He played 11 games in 2019, after missing only one contest the three previous seasons.

At 6-0 and almost 200-pounds, Agholor has decent size. He runs good routes and can get himself a little separation from the corners covering him. The former USC Trojans star has a career 11.2 average yards-per-reception in the NFL. He could be a guy Gase designs specific plays for, to take advantage of his talents. Agholor also has a connection to Joe Douglas when the current New York Jets General Manager was in charge of player personnel in Philly.

1. Amari Cooper, Age 26

Absolutely no surprise here as Amari Cooper is a top receiver in the NFL and by far the best receiver out there in free agency. If he is not Franchise or Transition tagged by the Cowboys, Cooper should be one of the Jets top priorities this offseason. He is exactly what they need, a young, true number one, four-time pro bowl receiver.

Cooper is the only receiver in free agency with over 1,000 yards receiving and eight touchdowns in 2019. Over five NFL seasons, Cooper has broken the 1,000-yard season mark four times and has a career 14.3 yards-per-catch average.

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Every team that needs a receiver is going to be coming after Cooper as they should be, The New York Jets are no different and better be prepared to open their checkbooks because he’ll be very expensive. Cooper could absolutely be the final piece to spark a Jets offensive revival.