7 NY Jets whose stock is soaring after 2024 mandatory minicamp

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6. Eric Watts, DL, NY Jets

Eric Watts should be the early favorite to be this year's undrafted training camp darling. The Jets gave Watts a hefty $250,000 in guarantees, more than any other undrafted player on the roster, with the belief that he could compete for a roster spot this summer.

Watts wasted little time making his presence felt, notching a pair of would-be sacks during the team's three open-media OTA sessions. He carried over that momentum into a strong showing at minicamp that saw him routinely find his way into the backfield.

Watts will have a real opportunity to earn a spot on the team this summer, as his 6-foot-5, 274-pound frame could make him an ideal replacement for John Franklin-Myers.

While much of the post-draft undrafted hype went to former Miami five-star recruit Leonard Taylor III, it's Watts who has the inside track to a roster spot right now. He could be the Jets' next undrafted gem.

5. Kenny Yeboah, TE, NY Jets

Speaking of former undrafted players, don't sleep on Kenny Yeboah this year. The former Ole Miss star was one of the more notable and underappreciated standouts of the spring for the Jets.

Yeboah received a lot of reps with the first-team offense, sometimes even working ahead of Jeremy Ruckert, and made his snaps count. The highlight of his spring came on a 60-yard touchdown from Aaron Rodgers during OTAs in which he burnt the first-team defense up the seam.

The Jets seem to like Yeboah as more of a one-to-one backup to starter Tyler Conklin, with Ruckert working more of a hybrid tight end/H-back role this spring. It will be interesting to see if that trend continues into the summer.

Not only does Yeboah feel like a lock for the 53-man roster, but he has a real chance to carve out a role in the offense this season. The Jets have to be pleased with the progress he's made.