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NY Jets: 4 undrafted free agents who could make the 53-man roster

NY Jets, Isaiah Dunn
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NY Jets, Kenny Yeboah
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4. Kenny Yeboah, TE, NY Jets

Kenny Yeboah was among the more notable undrafted rookies the Jets signed shortly after the 2021 NFL Draft. Seen as a Day 3 prospect by most, the Jets reportedly had a fourth-round grade on Yeboah and had to beat out numerous teams to sign him.

And given the wide-open nature of the Jets' tight end situation, it seemed as though Yeboah was perfectly positioned to make a push for a roster spot.

Unfortunately, he hasn't made quite the impact that most hoped he would.

Yeboah had a quiet spring and he hasn't done much to separate himself from the pack in training camp. The preseason has been a struggle for him as well.

The former Ole Miss standout hauled in one catch for six yards this past Saturday and fumbled on his only reception in the team's first preseason outing.

Combine that with the fact that he's been working exclusively with the second and third-team offense, and his chances of making a serious impact this season seem slim.

However, his saving grace is the fact that none of the Jets' tight ends, with the exception of Tyler Kroft (and only by a little), have done anything to stand out.

Chris Herndon and Ryan Griffin look like replacement-level players and Daniel Brown is little more than a special-teamer. There's a chance Yeboah could beat out Griffin for a roster spot with a strong finish to the summer.

It seems unlikely, but there's still a chance that Yeboah sneaks onto the active roster. If not, expect him to be a prime practice squad candidate.

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