The seventh round is winding down now, with just the last few compensatory selections to be made. These, of course, cannot be traded, so that means the draft is over for yet another year for the Jets.
Don’t throw out those draft guides just yet, because there’s still work to be done. The signing of undrafted free agents has landed the Jets such players as Mike DeVito, Brandon Moore and Damon Harrison in the past, so its importance should not be overlooked. The Jets picked up several players in round eight last year who ended up on the active roster by the end of the season, including Chris Pantale and Rontez Miles.
Anybody not selected can be picked up as an undrafted free agent, so the Jets will be working the phones for the next few days. Some teams feel the Jets and Giants usually have an advantage because of all the potential draft picks physically in the New York area during draft time. However, having already made so many picks the Jets don’t have as much room on their roster for undrafted free agents this year, so this period might be quieter than usual.
So, were there any guys that went undrafted that you would like the Jets to bring aboard? Post your suggestions in the comments, together with any rumors or reports about actual UDFA pickups.
Stay tuned to TJB tonight where we will be updating our UDFA tracker with details of any signings. Also, follow TheJetsBlog’s Jake Steinberg here because he often gets wind of these before anyone else.