The Jets have expressed interest in free agent OG J.R. Sweezy, reports Rand Getlin of the NFL Network (Mar. 7).
Getlin notes that aside from the Jets, the Dolphins, Bears, and more than five other teams also have interest in Sweezy.
Sweezy, 26, has played with the Seahawks the last four seasons.
I have not been much of a fan of the Seattle to New York OL pipeline that has developed over the last two years, and Sweezy might be the worst of the bunch.
Sweezy is regarded as durable lineman who has a nasty streak and does his best work in the running game. While he seems to have a knack for making blocks at the primary and secondary level in the running game, he routinely gets worked in the passing game.
In short, Sweezy brings his lunchpail to work, only to have the contents eaten by opposing pass rushers. While Sweezy seems to be best suited for a zone-blocking scheme thanks to his athleticism, the question is whether or not he is an upgrade on Brian Winters or Willie Colon.
It is fine for the Jets to be interested in Sweezy. However, I wouldn't want them to get into a bidding war for his services or extend him a contract that might prevent them from drafting a true starter in the first or second round of the NFL draft.