New York Jets: Fan favorite selected in full mock draft

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: AT&T Stadium (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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Round Six: 179. Chase Edmonds, RB, Fordham

The end of day three is about finding diamonds in the rough. These are players that might surprise teams, or could potentially be depth pieces that help out on special teams. Granted, Tom Brady was chosen in this round but that is not the norm. The sixth round selection here is one of the players in attendance for the Jets local pro day. His name is Chase Edmonds from Fordham.

This guy could be a sleeper late in the draft. He’s only 5-9, 205 pounds, but that didn’t stop him from being explosive in college. Over his first three years at Fordham, he averaged over six yards per carry and as a junior he averaged seven yards. Edmonds also found the end zone 62 times. He fell off significantly as a senior but he was injured. The competition wasn’t great but numbers are numbers, no matter what the competition is.

At his size, Edmonds is not a player that is going to run over opponents. He needs to work in space to be most effective. But when he gets into space, he’s fast. The Jets have a crowded backfield with Bilal Powell, Isaiah Crowell, Elijah McGuire and Thomas Rawls, but this guy could make some noise. To put his size into perspective, Warrick Dunn was also 5-9 and weight in at 187 pounds. So he’s thin but a successful NFL player was thinner.

He will have to get noticed on special teams but if he does, Edmonds could find his way onto the roster. Ask Terrell Davis about how that works.