The beginning of free agency has made it known that the New York Jets are in total rebuilding mode despite being just two seasons removed from consecutive AFC title game appearances.
New general manager John Idzik refused to pony up the dollar signs necessary to hold on to in-house free agents like Dustin Keller, LaRon Landry, Mike DeVito and Shonn Greene.
Instead, the Jets will look toward replacing a strong band of former starters with low-cost free agents this offseason.
At least, that appears to be the plan.
The Jets are staring down a dire salary cap situation, but shouldn't be entirely restricted from spending the cash necessary to improve upon a contingency of players that arguably underachieved in 2012.
The following slideshow examines 10 top-tier NFL draft prospects who have risen on the Jets' big board after a brutal start to free agency.