Jets 2010 UDFA Signings

Currently we are at the mercy of websites such as Twitter to inform us of any UDFA signings the Jets may make. In order to keep track of the team’s movement we will be searching the web for any news however we would appreciate your input as well should you come across any new information. You may also feel free to talk about the newest Jets or any other player you think the Jets should offer a contract to.

CB Donovan Warren, Michigan (6’0″ 180 lbs) – A very physical corner who enjoys playing man to man coverage. Although he was projected to go in either the first or second round a poor combine time dropped his stock. Warren will need some coaching before he is ready to see a lot of time on the field. This could potentially open the door for the departure of Dwight Lowery and/or Drew Coleman. [Warren tweets about signing, Warren PW]

WR/TE Jeff Cumberland, Illinois (6’5″ 255 lbs) – Cumberland possesses good receiving skills however he lacks the ideal speed to be a receiver and would be better suited as a tight end. If Cumberland can block well, he could a nice compliment to Dustin Keller. [Cumberland Scouting Rep.]

G Charlie Tanner, Texas (6’4″ 305 lbs) – Fifth year OL, started 32 games at Texas, two time All Big 12 honoree. There has been very little talk on Tanner however he obviously has had success at Texas and provides the Jets with depth. [GGN report]

DE Kevin Basped, Nevada (6’6″ 240 lbs) – Basped is very athletic however he is unpolished and it will take time before he can make an impact as a pass rusher. The tools are there now he just needs to use them properly to put the puzzle together. [Basped signs FA Contract, Basped Scouting Rep.]

DT Mick Williams, Pitt (6’1″ 280 lbs) – Described as “the heart of the defensive line” by his former coach, Williams is undersized for a man playing his position however he is a “relentless performer” and can help in either run support or pass rushing. He will need some coaching and his size will certainly draw some concern but overall Williams seems like a solid guy the Jets could use for depth. [MM tweets signing, Pitt Bio, Williams Scouting Rep.]

DE Jason Lamb, Baylor (6’5″ 285 lbs) – Lamb was a fairly productive player at Baylor accumulating 150 tackles during his college career (9.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss of yards). According to David Wyatt, Lamb was a DT before being moved to DE in 2009. Lamb could potentially see a role as a backup however he will need some coaching. [MM tweets signing, Baylor Bio, GGN report]

OL Keith Buckman, North Dakota State (6’5 305 lbs) – According to Buckman’s agent teams will like his “personality and character off the field, nastiness on it.” Based upon that it seems Buckman is a hard worker looking to make his mark in the NFL. However if Ducasse, Slauson and Turner appear to work out, there won’t be much room for Buckman. Could be a good practice squad player to develop. [RT tweets signing, Agent statement]

WR Phillip Kirkland, Bethune-Cookman (6’2″ 185 lbs) – Kirkland didn’t really show up until his third year at Bethune-Cookman when he had 9 catches for 91 yards. His biggest year came in 2008 when he had 25 catches for 428 yards and two touchdowns however his production dropped off significantly in 2009. Kirkland has had some experience on STS. Could see some time on special teams depending on how well he develops but Kirkland strikes me as more of a practice squader. [B-C Bio, Rivals profile]

LB Cory Reamer, Alabama (6’4″ 234 lbs) – Earlier in his career, Reamer played a considerable amount of time on special teams. In 2008 he “locked down the job” as the sam linebacker and “excelled.” During the ’08 season, Reamer collected 35 tackles (6 were for a loss), one sack and one forced fumble. In addition Reamer was considered a “special teams standout on the punt team.” Reamer has “a nose for the football … [and expanded] his knowledge of the different linebacker positions.” He could come in to help out on special teams and could potentially be used at linebacker due to his versatility. [Alabama Bio]

SS Marus Ezeff, California (5’11” 219 lbs) – According to, Ezeff is being brought in to try out (not signed yet) for the team. GGN reports that Ezeff is a leader and has “good instincts, speed and sound tackling ability.” Ezeff is definitely a prospect worthy of keeping an eye on. [ announcement, GGN report]

S Donye McCleskey, Indiana State (5’11” 209) – McKleskey is trying out for the Jets this week.  Gil Brandt had McCleskey with a 4.43 40 yard dash 18 reps at the 225 bench and a 36″ vert.  Went to the same school as Larry Bird, but has been an impressive player for the secondary for the small school in 2009. [TribStar]

NT T.J. Raymond, Northeastern State (6’3″ 320 lbs) – Raymond is a three time Lone Star Conference selection who racked up 54 tackles in 2009. He was also fourth on the team for tackles during the 2008 season. He was the anchor of “a solid defensive line” so clearly a lot of emphasis was placed upon him. He sounds like he could be useful depth-wise, will no doubt need some coaching. [Raymond Bio, announcement]

WR Joel Rivera, William Paterson (6’1″ 190 lbs) – The Jets are bringing in Rivera for a try out next week according to Manish Mehta. Currently the two time All-NJAC owns a few school records at William Paterson including career receptions, touchdowns and yardage. Rivera was also exposed to special teams during his time at William Paterson and shows some potential. Hat tip to David Wyatt who pointed out an excellent article from which takes a look into Rivera’s fight to make it in the NFL. [Rivera Bio, MM tweet]

CB Brian Jackson, Oklahoma (6’0″ 205 lbs) – Jackson is very athletic and aggressive on the field. Overall he can defend the run, the pass and help blitzing as well. However he does have issue making decisions and struggles to get things done with the back to the ball. He might be a good fit for the nickel in which case he could very well push out Drew Coleman. [GGN announcement, Jackson Scouting Rep.]

Daniel Wexler
Daniel Wexler

Most of the "experts" liked King, I did read he was viewed as "stiff" and more of a #4 OF but that's still not a bad outcome. Mazzilli in Savannah likely means an "unearned" promotion for Evans... I guess Cecchini/Mazz and Evans/Herrera?