NY Jets: 3 players who earned larger roles in 2021

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NY Jets, Bryce Huff
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3. Bryce Huff, DE, NY Jets

Despite a very poor roster, only one undrafted free agent made the Jets' initial 53-man roster in 2020. But that one player was perhaps the most notable of them all.

Memphis edge rusher Bryce Huff earned a spot on the roster and, before long, found himself as part of the pass-rush rotation. After being a healthy scratch in each of the first two games, Huff would go on to play in the final 14 games of the season.

The undrafted rookie finished with two sacks, four QB hits, and four tackles for loss seeing the field for only 25 percent of defensive snaps.

It was an encouraging rookie season for Huff, one that leads many to believe that he could be a mainstay as part of the defensive end rotation under new head coach Robert Saleh.

Huff won't be handed any opportunities, however. He'll be part of a revamped defensive front featuring players like Carl Lawson, Vinny Curry, and John Franklin-Myers.

The 23-year-old will have to earn his snaps this summer as he competes for playing time in the defensive end rotation.

Given how efficient he was a year ago, Huff should be afforded every opportunity to receive significant playing time in 2021.