5 NY Jets who are already turning heads at OTAs

These Jets players have shined during OTAs
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The NY Jets are already over halfway through their OTA schedule for the 2024 season with just four spring practices remaining before mandatory minicamp in a couple of weeks.

The Jets have held six different OTA practices to this point, and that's given us enough time to identify some early winners of the spring. Of course, it's always best not to put too much stock in spring practices.

That being said, it is still important for players to make good first impressions, especially if this is their first season with their new team. That is indeed the case for the majority of the players on this list.

Let's take a look at five Jets players who have turned heads through the first two weeks of OTAs.

5. Eric Watts, DL, NY Jets

The Jets have a number of very intriguing undrafted rookie defensive linemen on their roster, and perhaps none are more intriguing than former Connecticut standout Eric Watts.

The Jets gave Watts a whopping $245,000 in guarantees upon signing, the most of any undrafted rookie on the roster. He's quickly proving why he has a real chance to stick around past this summer.

Watts has been a regular force working with the second and third-team defense throughout OTAs, even beating rookie first-round pick Olu Fashanu for a would-be sack earlier this spring.

Fellow undrafted rookie defensive lineman Braiden McGregor also had a strong practice on Friday, but it's Watts who has been the most impressive. He's someone Jets fans should familiarize themselves with before the hype train really takes off this summer.