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

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4. Trevon Wesco, TE/FB, NY Jets

The Jets completely revamped their tight end room this offseason signing both C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin in free agency before adding Jeremy Ruckert in the 2022 NFL Draft.

That's good news for a Jets' offense that has been really hurting at the position for the better part of the last decade, but it's bad news for any tight ends still on the roster hoping to make the team.

One such player is Trevon Wesco, another holdover from Maccagnan's final draft class. Wesco has primarily been a role player in his three years with the Jets, transitioning to more of a fullback role as time has gone on.

He was the Jets' de facto fullback for a lot of last season before the addition of Nick Bawden later in the year. The former fourth-round pick played 12 games last year, hauling in three catches for 35 yards.

Wesco, like so many others on this list, is simply a victim of a revamped roster. It's hard to see him making an impact as a tight end given the Jets' additions there, and he might have lost his fullback job too.

Bawden played well last year and was re-signed in the offseason. He will be Wesco's primary competition at that spot, but don't rule out a player like Ruckert playing some fullback as well.

There's been some talk of Ruckert playing part-time as a fullback as that would allow him an easy way to get playing time early in his career.

Wesco doesn't have a defined role at the moment, and if you're placing bets, the safe bet is to assume he doesn't make the team.

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