4 Undrafted Free Agents Who Can Make the Jets 53-Man Roster

The New York Jets could look to sign one of these four UDFAs to their final roster.
Feb 1, 2022; Mobile, AL, USA; National head coach Ron Middleton of the New York Jets (left) talks
Feb 1, 2022; Mobile, AL, USA; National head coach Ron Middleton of the New York Jets (left) talks / Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Tyler Harrell - Wide Receiver - Miami

As a recruit coming out of high school, Harrell was hardly sought after making a name for himself at Louisville. Harrell would make pit stops in Alabama and Miami before making it to the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.

After showing a ton of promise in his second season at Louisville, with 523 yards and six touchdowns, Harrell managed just six catches for 63 yards between Alabama and Louisville. After two years, of lackluster production, you're likely asking why the Jets signed Harrell and why he has a chance to make the roster. The answer is speed as Harrell ran a 4.28 forty-yard dash and has shown an ability to stretch the field.

While the Jets receiving core is seemingly set with Garrett Wilson, Mike Williams, and Malachi Corley, Harrell can make an impact. The Jets can deploy Harrell as a deep threat while using Corley as a gadget player on jet sweeps and screen passes. If Harrell can prove himself in camp he'll have a legitimate chance to make the Jets.

1. Leonard Taylor - Defensive Tackle - Miami

One of the bigger shocks of this year's NFL Draft was Miami defensive tackle Leonard Taylor going undrafted as many touted Taylor as an early day three pick while he had early first-round buzz coming into the draft. Taylor has recorded six sacks over his three seasons at Miami, adding 65 tackles and an interception. As a player coming out of high school, Leonard Taylor III was a unanimous five-star recruit.

For the past few years, the Jets have spent a pretty significant amount of money on defensive tackles that can play alongside Quinnen Williams doing some damage to the team's salary cap. The Jets could certainly use a cheaper option alongside Williams as it would allow the team to allocate money elsewhere. If Taylor can show the strength and dominance he showed in his first two seasons at Miami, he can certainly find his way onto the Jets roster in Week 1.

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