NY Jets: Why Lawrence Cager has a real shot at making the final roster

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The Jets signed nine undrafted free agents a few weeks ago, among them is Georgia wide receiver Lawrence Cager. Take a look at what gives him a good shot at making the 55-man roster.

Following the 2020 NFL Draft, the NY Jets signed nine undrafted free agents and one of the more intriguing was Georgia wide receiver Lawrence Cager.

Cager is one of five new additions this season at the wide receiver position, as the team also added Breshad Perriman and Josh Doctson in free agency, drafted Baylor’s Denzel Mims, and signed West Virginia wideout George Campbell as an undrafted free agent.

Perriman and Mims are locks to make the 55-man roster, however, the team is still somewhat thin at the receiver position. That’s where a guy like Cager could shine.

He’s the perfect complement to a wide receiver corps that is built on speed at the moment. Whether it be Perriman, Jamison Crowder, or Vyncint Smith, the team’s wideouts are fast.

However, outside of Mims, they don’t really have a big-bodied guy that can help greatly in the red-zone. Cager is perfect for that.

Cager has outstanding size and great athletic ability to go along with it, which is not only a perfect complement to the rest of the receivers, but also to Sam Darnold.

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He made every contested-catch imaginable in 2019 with the Bulldogs, and with the proper NFL coaching, Cager can develop into a solid piece for the Jets outside.

Wide receiver is a position the Jets have struggled with mightily over the last few years, and getting as many young bodies into the receivers room is a good thing.

Even if the team doesn’t see him as a dynamic playmaker, he can help in other facets of the game, like special teams and blocking. Cager is a fantastic blocker, and his size and strength will help him a ton in sustaining that blocking ability.

He isn’t insanely flashy and isn’t someone I’d expect to contribute right away, but Lawrence Cager is someone to keep an eye on come training camp.

If he opens the right eyes, he could sneak his way on to the 55-man roster. On a team with a thin wide receiver corps, Cager’s chances are as good as anyone’s to make it.

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My hope is that he can make the team in some capacity, and build his way up to a serviceable piece for the Jets.