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Ranking the 6 NY Jets UDFAs odds to make the 53-man roster

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4. Zonovan Knight, RB, NY Jets (NC State)

Arguably the most high-profile undrafted signing the Jets made, NC State's Zonovan Knight was projected by most to be a Day 3 pick, but he slipped out of the draft entirely.

Having just turned 21-years-old last month, Knight was NC State's leading rusher in each of the last three seasons and brings plenty of upside to the table as a potential rotational back.

Much like Jackson, Knight also has experience as a return man and was even named first-team All-ACC in 2021 as a kick returner with two kick return touchdowns this past season.

It'll be tough for Knight to crack a crowded running back room, but he seems like a prime candidate to stick around on the practice squad if he could put together a strong summer.

3. Tony Adams, S, NY Jets (Illinois)

A versatile defensive back, Tony Adams has experience playing both cornerback and safety and will look to earn a spot in the Jets' new-look secondary this summer.

At 5-foot-11, 203 pounds, Adams ran a blazing 4.46 40-yard dash at his pro day. The Illinois native was recruited as a wide receiver but transitioned to cornerback upon arriving on campus.

Adams played more at safety later in his college career and will likely look to make the Jets' roster at that position. The team's safety room is pretty crowded with players like Ashtyn Davis, Jason Pinnock, Will Parks, and Elijah Riley serving as his primary competition.

That said, Adams' athletic traits could help him stand out and push for a roster spot. At the very least, he seems like a lock for a practice squad spot provided he does enough to impress in training camp and the preseason.

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