The 2017 NFL Draft is complete and the New York Jets have already landed a few coveted undrafted free agents. NFL teams start trying to sign these UDFAs the second the draft ends, and sometimes even sooner, although all of the moves typically won't officially be announced for a few days.
While most UDFAs end up being little more than camp bodies, there are players that make the 53-man roster each season. The prospects all went undrafted for a reason, but they all have the potential to make it in the NFL in some role. And sometimes, teams strike gold with an Arian Foster or Tony Romo.
We have every player the Jets have signed below. We've also included a brief write-up about the more notable additions.
Austin Calitro, LB, Villanova
Xavier Coleman, CB, Portland State
Jareid Combs, DE North Texas
Brisly Estime, WR, Syracuse
Dave Evans, QB, Tulsa
Anthony Firkser, FB, Harvard
Patrick Gamble, DT, Georgia Tech
Connor Harris, LB, Lindenwood
Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State
The Jets picked up one the more notable small school players this year in Connor Harris of Lindenwood. Harris was insanely productive at Lindenwood, racking up the most tackles in D-II history. He's undersized, but a good enough athlete with a high motor. Don't be surprised if he makes the roster as a backup who plays a bunch of special teams.
If the Jets elect to focus on the running game and use a fullback, Anthony Firkser of Harvard could end up winning the job.
Gabe Marks was productive at Washington State, but profiles as a slot WR, something the Jets already have enough of on the roster. Dane Evans, the QB from Tulsa, is just a camp arm.Back to the New York Jets Newsfeed