3 recently added NY Jets who are already cut candidates

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2. Zack Kuntz, TE, NY Jets

The Jets didn't draft Old Dominion tight end Zack Kuntz with an expectation that he would contribute early in his career. Kuntz has an athletic profile unlike anything the NFL has seen before.

No, seriously, there has literally never been a tight end more athletic than Kuntz, at least according to his Relative Athletic Score. You can't teach the raw talent he possesses, but that doesn't mean Kuntz is a finished product — far from it.

The Jets know that Kuntz is a major work in progress. He's unpolished as a route-runner and blocker and struggled with drops at times in college. There's a reason he fell to the seventh round.

That doesn't mean the Jets don't have plans for him, but it's going to be tough for Kuntz to crack the 53-man roster in a healthy tight end room.

Tyler Conklin, C.J. Uzomah, and presumably Jeremy Ruckert are all guaranteed roster spots. The Jets might carry four tight ends like they did last year, but even then, Kuntz isn't a lock.

Kenny Yeboah was a core special teamer for the Jets last season, playing 79 percent of the team's special-teams snaps in the 10 games he appeared in. Kuntz might not be ready to fill that role.

The Jets have shown in the past that they value special teams — which is why Yeboah was active over Ruckert for a lot of last season. Perhaps the same thing happens with Kuntz this year.

If the Jets feel they can get away with sneaking Kuntz onto their practice squad, don't be surprised if he's a somewhat surprise roster cut.