3 NY Jets who secured a roster spot in preseason loss vs. Buccaneers

These Jets will likely be sticking around.
New York Jets v Carolina Panthers
New York Jets v Carolina Panthers / Grant Halverson/GettyImages
2 of 3

2. SAF Trey Dean

Dean was way too talented to go undrafted. A four-year starter who was a former 5-star recruit, Dean's stock slipped due to some poor 40-yard dash times. The Jets saw serious value in him, and he's blossomed to the point where it would be utterly foolish to subject him to waivers.

While Ashtyn Davis, who recorded three tackles for loss, played equally well against Tampa Bay, the numbers and tape that Dean has put up in all three postseason games should give him an edge over the former third-round pick. With range and ferocious hitting ability, Dean has cemented his spot with the Jets.

Trey Dean should be on the NY Jets roster.

While Adrian Amos could end up starting, the veteran DB was poor in his last season with the Packers. Tony Adams has been a star in training camp, but a fellow undrafted free agent safety is guaranteed next to nothing in the pros. Dean has an avenue to real playing time if Davis is released.

Dean will likely be nothing more than a special teams player in his first season in the pros, but it will be hard to keep him off the field if he keeps playing like this. The speed questions will still linger, but his ability to cover ground and hit hard without blazing speed should overrule those worries.