On February 4th Rich Cimini wrote an article where he stated that the Jet's "hope William Campbell or Oday Aboushi can step into a starting role in Year 2". He made this statement with respect to the guard position opposite of Winters. If this is true I would expect Ben Ijalana, who can also play guard, to also be in the mix. I would also expect the Jets to select a prospect somewhere near the fourth round to compete for the position. The best free agent guards still available are:
Travelle Wharton: He will be 33 shortly after the draft. He is considering retiring. He doesn't want to leave his home in Charlotte.
Willie Colon: We all know Willie. He is 31 years old. He may be our best option if we don't go with youth.
Davin Joseph: He used to be a pretty good guard. Torn tendon caused him to miss the 2012 season and he struggled last year. He will turn 31 this season.
I would like to see the Jets bring back Colon on another one year deal and have him compete with Campbell, Aboushi, and Ijalana. A prospect could also be added into the mix.
This could be a historic moment... Cimini may actually turn out to be right about something Jet related.