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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, James Morgan
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2. James Morgan, QB, NY Jets

The James Morgan pick was a confusing one at the time, and it seems even more erroneous a year later.

Douglas opted to spend a fourth-round pick on a player who, ideally, would never play a snap for the team. It was a puzzling decision made worse by Morgan's difficult start to his career.

Morgan was relegated to third and fourth-string duties even falling behind former practice squad member Mike White on the depth chart. He clearly wasn't NFL-ready, and not much has changed.

Morgan is currently in a competition with White for the de facto backup quarterback job, although it seems likely that the Jets will eventually add a more experienced signal-caller to the roster.

And even if they don't, Morgan still isn't guaranteed to make the team.

In fact, it was actually White who received the majority of second-team work this spring indicating that Morgan remains the third-string quarterback going into training camp.

The Jets want Morgan to succeed and almost see him as an extension of the coaching staff of sorts. But it might be difficult to justify giving him a roster spot if he continues to underwhelm on the field.

This draft pick was perhaps the most confounding decision that Douglas has made during his time with the Jets.

There's a decent chance that the James Morgan era is over in New York as soon as this summer.

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