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5 UDFAs Who Will Make The New York Jets’ 53-Man Roster

5 UDFAs Who Will Make The New York Jets' 53-Man Roster

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The New York Jets are already brimming with youthful impact players, and they added several talented rookies with their 12 selections during the NFL Draft. There are still some areas to fill out on the roster, and these five undrafted free agents have potential to contribute to the 53-man roster.

5. TE/WR -- Terrence Miller

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5. TE/WR -- Terrence Miller

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Terrence Miller will join a cluttered receiving unit in New York and will have to do a lot to stand out. Miller played tight end at the University of Arizona, but is probably better equipped to play receiver in the NFL. He has average speed and a good frame on him, but did not put up huge numbers at Arizona. The drafting of Jace Amaro, along with several wide receivers, make finding a home difficult for Miller, but Geno Smith needs weapons.

4. OL -- Brent Qvale

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4. OL -- Brent Qvale

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Nebraska’s Brent Qvale had a productive career on the Huskers’ offensive line. The 6-foot-6 offensive tackle could play right tackle or even slide inside to guard. He is a big kid who brings a professional work ethic to the table. He is not blessed with incredible athleticism, though he did play basketball in high school. The Jets need to upgrade their offensive line and Qvale could see time as a backup if he focuses on playing guard.

3. DL -- Kerry Hyder

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3. DL -- Kerry Hyder

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The Jets’ defensive line is one of the most envied in the league, so any newcomers trying to latch on will have to shine during OTAs. Texas Tech’s Kerry Hyder plays through the whistle and is strong at the point of impact. He is stubborn against the run and has very quick hands, allowing him to shed blockers. The Jets could always use more rotational depth on their defensive front, and Hyder could be a strong backup to Sheldon Richardson.

2. OLB -- Zach Thompson

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2. OLB -- Zach Thompson

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Zach Thompson is a player to watch this summer as he transitions from defensive end to outside linebacker. Thompson is an intimidating force and always seems to be around the ball. He has the ability to pounce on the ball carrier in the backfield and is good at not getting lost in traffic. The Jets did not come out of this draft with a pass rusher capable of pushing their aging veterans, so Thompson has a chance of sticking.

1. LB -- Steele Divitto

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1. LB -- Steele Divitto

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Steele Divitto just sounds like a bruising linebacker ready for the big stage. A local kid from Don Bosco Prep, NJ, he is a sound tackler who has played DE in a 3-4 and 4-4. He mainly played linebacker at Boston College. Divitto will start out as a special teams ace, but he has the attitude and tools to make that move to inside linebacker. David Harris is not getting any younger, and Divitto’s high football IQ will definitely catch Ryan's eye.