6 biggest standouts from the NY Jets mandatory minicamp

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5. Lawrence Cager, TE, NY Jets

Remember Lawrence Cager? The former Georgia standout signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent back in 2020, had a cup of coffee on the active roster, and spent the majority of the 2021 season bouncing between the practice squad and the 53-man roster of the Cleveland Browns.

The Jets re-signed Cager in January and quickly announced that he'd be switching positions this season. Now a tight end, Cager is looking to make some noise in a suddenly crowded tight end room.

At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, Cager has always had the size to play at the NFL level. He wasn't a dynamic enough athlete to fit in with this Jets' wide receiver room, but as a tight end, he's been making some waves.

Cager was one of the most frequently targeted players for the Jets this spring whether he was working with Zach Wilson, Joe Flacco, or Mike White.

Of course, his production primarily came against second and third-string linebackers and safeties. It's important to keep that perspective. Still, Cager's strong spring shouldn't be overlooked.

It's going to be difficult for Cager to make the 53-man roster in such a crowded tight end room, but with C.J. Uzomah and Jeremy Ruckert sidelined for the spring, Cager made the most of his reps.

We'll see if that translates into the summer, especially once he's asked to do some actual in-line blocking.