The Jets have the weakest tight end unit in the NFL. To quote "Moneyball", "There are teams with good tight ends and ones with bad. Then there's fifty feet of crap, and then there's us." Due to an ankle injury, Fauria only played in 7 games last season and caught 6 passes with 1 touchdown. However in 2013, Fauria caught 18 passes with 7 touchdowns for the Detroit Lions. The 25 year old is 6'7 and a big-time red zone target. If the Jets get him, he would instantly be the best receiving tight end on the roster. Fauria should be priority number one. Kellen Davis could be cut to make room.
2) Jeremy Ross, WR
Besides not having a tight end, the Jets don't have a true return man. The team released Chris Owusu and Walter Powell, leaving a big void in the kick return game. Jeremy Ross can fill the void. I'm not secretly a Lions fan, they just release players at positions where the Jets need major help. Last season in Detroit, Ross finished 14th in the NFL in total kick return yards. He has 2 return touchdowns in his three year NFL career with the Packers and Lions. Along with returning, Ross caught 24 balls for the Lions a season ago. With only 5 receivers (4 healthy (Devin Smith)) on the active roster right now, a move could be made.
3) Da'Quan Bowers, DE/DT
Since being selected in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft, Da'Quan Bowers has not lived up to the hype in Tampa Bay after a big-time college career. Bowers has only recorded 7 sacks in four seasons. I think the man needs a change of scenery. Bowers has had to deal with changing coaching staffs and some off the field stuff early in his career. I think as a backup defensive lineman, Bowers is an upgrade over a TJ Barnes or Deon Simon. Todd Bowles and Pepper Johnson may able to maximize his potential a little bit.
4) Steve Weatherford, P
To be fair, Jets fans are a little hard on Ryan Quigley. He is nothing great, but he is not awful. Statistically, he put up pretty good numbers last season as the Jets punter. However, he is very inconsistent in my mind. One minute he kicks a beauty, the next he shanks one in a big spot. Steve Weatherford has seen it all. Weatherford has punted in playoff runs, in the Super Bowl, and under the bright lights of New York. Weatherford is a great locker room guy and was the Jets punter for their two AFC championship game runs under Rex Ryan.
5) Jo-Lonn Dunbar, LB
Back in 2012, Jo-Lonn Dunbar recorded 115 tackles and 4.5 sacks for the Rams. Some thought he was a lock to make this year's team and play a key role at linebacker, but he was cut. Dunbar can lineup either on the inside or on the outside at linebacker. The Jets have some inside linebacker depth, but Dunbar may be better than Jamari Lattimore. On the outside he could represent an upgrade. Dunbar isn't young at 30 years old, but is a talented player.