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7 former NY Jets draft picks fighting for a roster spot this summer

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7. Chuma Edoga, OT, NY Jets

One of the few remaining holdovers from Mike Maccagnan's ill-fated final draft class, Chuma Edoga finds himself on the roster bubble entering the summer.

Originally a third-round pick back in 2019, the Jets hoped that the technically raw Edoga would eventually develop into a starting-caliber offensive tackle in the NFL. Evidently, that hasn't been the case.

Edoga started 12 games over the first two seasons of his career and struggled mightily in the process. He suited up for just five games this past season, due in part to a brief stint on the injured reserve.

At this stage, Edoga is squarely behind Conor McDermott on the team's tackle depth chart and is far from a roster lock. With fourth-round rookie Max Mitchell now under contract, Edoga will be fighting an uphill battle this summer.

George Fant and Mekhi Becton are obvious roster locks, and you could say the same for Mitchell as well. The Jets seem to prefer McDermott to Edoga, and that's assuming they carry a fourth offensive tackle which isn't a guarantee either.

The soon-to-be 25-year-old is likely on his last legs with the organization and will likely require an injury or two to secure a spot on the 53-man roster.

Edoga is a developmental tackle prospect who just never developed.

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