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7 forgotten former NY Jets draft picks still playing in the NFL

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NY Jets, Juston Burris / Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

6. Juston Burris, CB/S, NY Jets (4th round - 2016)

Of the players on this list, Juston Burris has perhaps found the most consistent post-Jets success. A fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Burris played quite a bit in his first two seasons with the Jets.

He was primarily used as the team's dime back and as a special-teamer, but he was given the chance to start on a couple of occasions. Ultimately, his career fizzled out in 2018 when he was released before joining the Cleveland Browns.

It was in Cleveland that Burris began somewhat of a career renaissance, switching positions to safety, and finding himself in a starting role before long.

He's spent the last two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, primarily serving as one of the team's starting safeties. With over 30 career starts under his belt, Burris has enjoyed modest success since leaving the Jets.

5. Lachlan Edwards, P, NY Jets (7th round - 2016)

The Jets have struggled to find a consistently reliable punter for quite some time now, but they hoped to buck that trend with the addition of Lachlan Edwards in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Drafted in the seventh round, the Australian-born Edwards didn't have the most powerful leg, but he was known for his accuracy and directional skills.

Ultimately, however, Edwards didn't last past his rookie contract in New York as the Jets opted to replace him with another rookie punter, Braden Mann, just a few years later.

After brief stints with the Bills, Chargers, and Lions, Edwards finally found his way back onto the field again in 2021, playing 10 games with the Panthers. Now a free agent again, the 30-year-old Edwards is looking for one more opportunity.

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