A free agent sleeper who could help Jets

There is so much talk about the Jets going after one of the Baltimore free agent linebackers when free agency starts, but here is an under-the-radar free agent they might go after.

It's no secret the Jets could use a cornerback to start opposite Darrelle Revis.

Dwight Lowery is probably a better fit at safety in Rex Ryan's defense.

With all the blitzes Ryan likes to call, he needs two fast man-to-man corners to make it work. The cornerbacks are often on an island with other dudes being sent to attack the quarterback.

Lowery doesn't have the speed to hold up under those circumstances.

But Buffalo free agent cornerback Jabari Greer does. The speedy Tennessee-product is an unrestricted free agent, and it's pretty clear the Bills are going to let him walk.

Greer was undrafted out of college because he was considered more of a track guy than a football player. But over the last four years, he's really developed nicely as a cornerback, and is one of the true diamonds-in-the-rough of free agency.

"He worked hard and made himself into a football player," said a source close to the Bills. "He put on 10 pounds of muscle two years ago and took advantage of an opportunity in '07 after a couple of guys went down with injury and became a starter."

Greer has tremendous speed and loose hips and is the kind of cornerback Ryan likes.

"He's a solid man-to-man cover corner," said the source. "He can turn and run with anyone. He has worked hard to get stronger as being physical at the line of scrimmage has improved. His weakness is supporting the run, though he has gotten better at it. Still not great with the jam, but is better than he used to be and his speed kind of makes up for that deficiency because he can run with people.

"He is still developing as a playmaker, but has come a long way from an undrafted rookie. He's a solid character person."

Sounds like a good fit for the Jets. The problem is his agent is looking for $7 million per year which might be a little steep.

If the Jets could get him for $4-5 million per that might work.

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