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NY Jets: 3 Joe Douglas draft picks in danger of being cut this summer

NY Jets, La'Mical Perine
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NY Jets, Jabari Zuniga
NY Jets, Jabari Zuniga / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

3. Jabari Zuniga, DE, NY Jets

Perhaps the strength of this Jets roster lies with the team's defensive line. And that's not only due to their star players such as Quinnen Williams and Carl Lawson, but because of the incredible depth they have.

That depth should make for some interesting roster battles this summer. And while that's good news for the Jets' defense, it isn't great news for those trying to earn their way onto the roster.

One player who's quickly been overlooked is Jabari Zuniga.

A third-round pick in last year's draft, Zuniga was a complete non-factor in his rookie season. Battling injuries, Zuniga was limited to just eight games and 103 total defensive snaps.

He failed to do much of anything with his playing time either even earning the worst overall Pro Football Focus grade on the entire roster (33.0), although he didn't receive enough snaps to qualify.

Now fully healthy, Zuniga flashed a little the spring and should be considered one of the favorites for one of the reserve defensive end roles. But he's far from a roster lock.

Zuniga will have to compete with the likes of Bryce Huff, Kyle Phillips, and Ronald Blair for a roster spot, and it's likely only two (at most three) of those players make the final 53-man roster.

It doesn't help that Zuniga didn't contribute at all on special teams last year. He'll need a strong summer to convince the Jets that he's worthy of a roster spot in a deep defensive line rotation.

If not, the Jets might cut their losses after just one disappointing season.

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