5 NY Jets who are already turning heads at OTAs

These Jets players have shined during OTAs
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4. Kenny Yeboah, TE, NY Jets

Kenny Yeboah has been the somewhat forgotten man in the Jets' tight end room, but after the team didn't make any notable changes to the position in the offseason, he has an opportunity to earn a real role in 2024.

Yeboah has been one of the most impressive players on offense for the Jets this summer, with the highlight being a 60-yard touchdown thrown to him by Aaron Rodgers on Thursday. The fourth-year tight end has worked quite a bit with the first-team offense, sometimes ahead of Jeremy Ruckert.

Yeboah has stuck around as a special-teams regular for the Jets and remains a favorite of special teams coordinator Brant Boyer. Barring injury, he feels like a safe bet to make the 53-man roster at this point.

If Yeboah continues to impress like this, we might be talking about him as a genuine contributor alongside Tyler Conklin in the Jets' offense. He's outperformed Ruckert this spring.

3. Qwan'tez Stiggers, CB, NY Jets

Friday's practice was a Qwan'tez Stiggers day. The rookie cornerback was outstanding in coverage all day, including a highlight-reel pick-six off of Tyrod Taylor in which Stiggers jumped a check-down attempt to rookie running back Braelon Allen.

Stiggers also made a few plays on Thursday, locking up Allen Lazard on multiple red-zone attempts. The former CFL standout ran stride for stride with Lazard, knocking away a would-be touchdown on a beautiful back-shoulder fade from Rodgers.

It's become increasingly apparent that Stiggers is already beloved by his teammates on defense. His teammates rushed the field to celebrate with him following his pick-six on Friday.

Despite his lack of experience, Stiggers has looked the part thus far. The Jets may have found an under-the-radar gem in the unlikeliest of places. Robert Saleh has proven he knows how to identify defensive talent.