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New York Jets: Predicting Mike Maccagnan’s First Five Moves Of The Off-Season

3. Release RT Breno Giacomini

Another player who had a down year in 2015, Giacomini was a liability on the right side of the line all year long. He had glimpses of solid run blocking, but overall he was an extreme disappointment. Pro Football Focus ranked the second-year Jet 69th out of 76 total tackles in 2015.

Releasing Giacomini would free up $5.6 million in cap space for 2016, and it would open the door for New York to draft a long-term replacement.

It’s been years since New York spent a high draft pick on an offensive lineman. In fact, the last time the Jets spent a second-round pick or higher on an offensive lineman was in 2010 when Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan drafted Vladimir Ducasse in round two. The last time before that? 2006 when the team drafted Nick Mangold and D’Brickashaw Ferguson in the first round.

Mike Maccagnan’s inaugural draft class added youth on defense with selections like Leonard Williams and Lorenzo Mauldin. Now it’s time to add youth on the offensive line.

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