5 UDFAs with the best chance to make the NY Jets roster

These undrafted players can absolutely make the 53-man roster
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The NY Jets have a pretty impressive recent history of discovering and developing undrafted talent. The likes of Bryce Huff, Tony Adams, and others have managed to not only make the team but also carve out important starting roles.

The Jets are hoping to find similar success with their crop of undrafted players in 2024. The Jets announced that they had signed a whopping 17 undrafted free agents this week, one of their largest UDFA classes in recent memory.

The hope is that at least one or a few of these rookies will impress this summer and find a way to sneak onto the 53-man roster. There are a few players who have a good shot too.

From former highly-touted prospects to potential under-the-radar gems, here's a look at five undrafted players who could make the Jets' roster in 2024.

5. Jimmy Ciarlo, LB, NY Jets

The Jets have a type when it comes to linebackers. Head coach Robert Saleh has proven to favor undersized but athletic linebackers with high athletic testing numbers. Jimmy Ciarlo fits the bill.

A local product from Ringwood, NJ, Ciarlo started two seasons at Army between 2022 and 2023, earning a role as a team captain this past year. He has everything Saleh looks for in a linebacker.

At just 6-foot, 229 pounds, Ciarlo scored an impressive 8.82 RAS at his pro day including a ridiculous 34 reps on the bench press. That would've been tied for the second most out of all participants at this year's NFL Combine.

Ciarlo's athletic profile makes him an ideal special-teams candidate, and if he can find a way to win over special teams coordinator Brant Boyer, there's no reason he can't make the 53-man roster.