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

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4. Oday Aboushi, OG, NY Jets (5th round - 2013)

You have to go all the way back to 2013 to remember when the Jets drafted offensive lineman Oday Aboushi in the fifth round. That was the same infamous draft that netted the Jets Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson.

Aboushi is a forgotten member of that draft class who only spent two years in New York before being waived. In total, Aboushi started 10 games for the Jets in place of the injured Brian Winters (another former Jets draft pick still in the NFL) in 2014 — and that was it.

Despite his brief stay in Florham Park, however, Aboushi has gone on to find a fair degree of NFL success over the last decade or so. He's started 47 career games with six different teams, although injuries have hurt his momentum.

Now approaching his 31st birthday, Aboushi is looking for a new team after entering the 2021 season as the Chargers' starting left guard.

3. Trenton Cannon, RB, NY Jets (6th round - 2018)

The speedy Trenton Cannon never amounted to much with the Jets. A sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Cannon received a few opportunities to establish himself as a regular in the offense, but he failed to impress when given the chance.

Cannon's most notable contributions to the Jets came on special teams where his speed helped him find success as a gunner. Still, after two seasons, the two sides parted ways.

Cannon has remained active in the NFL, though, most recently spending time with the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers last year. He's settled into a consistent role as a core special teamer, even if he isn't contributing much on offense.

The 27-year-old was picked up by the Tennessee Titans this past March and he will look to stick on their roster as a depth running back and special teamer.

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