All indications are that the Jets didn’t make the signing of undrafted free agents a high priority following this year’s draft. However, could they have found a diamond in the rough with Arizona’s Terrence Miller?
Tony Pauline from DraftInsider.net tweeted this earlier this week:
NY Jets may have a find in UDFA Terrence Miller/Arizona…better version of Jeff Cumberland at comparative points in career…—
Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) June 09, 2014
There was also some praise from Football Outsiders a few days ago:
Terrence Miller, a tight end/wide receiver who didn’t produce a huge amount at the University of Arizona, doesn’t come across as the most exciting of undrafted free agent additions. However, Miller has good athleticism and excellent size standing at 6-foot-4 and 234 pounds. He needs to learn how to run routes and be more reliable catching the football, but he’s definitely an intriguing developmental prospect for an offense that needs to continue creating depth on the offensive side of the ball.
This Bleacher Report article gives Miller a 15% chance of making the active roster.
Bent, TheJetsBlog.comIt looks like Miller, who played both wide receiver and tight end in college and had 40 catches in his senior year, is going to be used at tight end with the Jets. He ran a 4.72 forty at Arizona’s pro day.
If he can work on improving his hands and blocking, maybe he could have a chance to be in the mix with the likes of Zach Sudfeld and Chris Pantale for the third tight end spot. In fact, in 2010, the Jets actually kept four tight ends on their roster all year, despite Cumberland not playing other than in the meaningless week 17 blowout of the Bills.