With the 2019 NFL Draft coming to a close, the New York Jets and the rest of the NFL now hit the phones trying to bring in undrafted players. Here’s our running list of each player who signs. We’ll update this list with each confirmed signing.
WR Greg Dortch – Wake Forest
The diminutive Wake Forest standout had two eye opening seasons in 2017 and 2018. He had 53 catches for 722 yards and 9 TD’s in 2017. The following year he upped his production with 89 catches for 1078 yards and 8 TD’s. He also returned 2 punts for touchdowns in 2018 as a returner, averaging 11 yards per punt return.
The concerns for Dortch are physical. His size may be a concern at 5’7″ 173 lbs but his quickness was a clear advantage. Dortch gives the Jets potential depth at WR but the best way for him to make the roster would be to make an impact as a returner.
LB Jamey Mosley – Alabama
The 6’4″ 230 lbs linebacker is the brother of current Jets linebacker C.J Mosley. Jamey Mosley played in 12 games total the last two seasons for Alabama. Mosley had 3 tackles for loss and a sack in 2018. He signs with New York after 5 years at Alabama.
S John Battle – LSU
Battle was a contributor for LSU for the last 3 of his 4 seasons there. The 6’0″ 200 lbs safety had 61 tackles and 2 forced fumbles in 2017. He followed that up with 3 interceptions in 2018. In his athletic testing, he had a 4.67 40-time and 7.09 second 3-cone. Battle overlapped with the Jets starting safety Jamal Adams in his time at LSU. With the Jets, he’ll likely have to latch on as a special teams player.
RB Jalin Moore – Appalachian State
Moore was an immediate standout in college. He had 731 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns as a freshman. Then he exploded for 1402 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore. His third year in 2017, he surpassed the thousand yard rushing mark again with 1037 yards and 12 touchdowns. He then returned for his senior year in 2018 but got injured just 5 games and missed the rest of the season. He averaged 6 yards per carry in his time at Appalachian State.
Moore stands at 5’10” and weighs in at 212 lbs. He’s a balanced back with good agility, adequate speed, and decent power. He wasn’t asked to do too much as a receiver at Appalachian State but he does show fairly good hands on tape. Moore, of course, has a good amount of competition with the Jets with Eli McGuire and Trenton Cannon already onboard. Let’s see if he can make the team as a running back spelling Le’veon Bell. He first must show he’s fully recovered from the injury that halted his rise.
OT Wyatt Miller – UCF
Miller started 47 games for UCF. He played both left and right tackle in college. Any versatility improves his chances of making the roster. Miller was a part of a UCF offensive line that finished 9th in the nation in rushing in 2018. He was also part of the undefeated team in 2017. Miller measures in at 6’4″ and 306 lbs. Miller comes in competing for a backup tackle spot for the Jets.
OLB Malik Reed – Nevada
Malik Reed to the New York Jets on an undrafted free agent deal, per a source
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 27, 2019
UPDATED: He was actually signed by the Denver Broncos.
DT Trevon Sanders – Troy
Sanders had 7.5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks in his final season at Troy. At 6’2″ 327 lbs, Sanders will likely play on the interior of the defensive line as a nose tackle. The Jets obviously have quite a bit of depth there already so Sanders will have quite the uphill battle to make the team. Sanders had accepted a rookie tryout camp offer from the Falcons before deciding to sign with the Jets.
CB Kyron Brown – Akron
Brown had 6 career interceptions and 21 pass breakups at Akron in his four seasons. He’s a good sized corner at 6’1″ 195 lbs. He mostly helped his stock with impressive pro day testing results. He had a 4.5 40 and a 39-inch vertical jump. The Jets have many players competing at corner with very little is set in stone. Brown is added to that mix.
S Santos Ramirez – Arkansas
Ramirez saw the field in all four seasons at Arkansas. As a junior he had 63 tackles, 1 interception, and 3 forced fumbles. As a senior he had 87 tackles. Ramirez suffered an injury at his pro day which obviously didn’t help his stock. Ramirez will have to make his bread on special teams as he tries to make the Jets roster. Ramirez also continues the Jets’ continual raid on SEC players.
DT Fred Jones – Florida State
Jones had plenty of competition along the interior of the defensive line for the Seminoles. His final season he had 4 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Jets add another body to the mix at interior defensive line. Jones is also the nephew of former Jet Marvin Jones.
DT Myquon Stout – Appalachian State
Jets sign their second UDFA from App State with Stout. The defensive tackle had 9 tackles for loss and 4 sacks in his time there. He was also first team All-Sun Belt in 2018. Stout has an incredible story off the field that make him easy to root for.
Stout measures in at 6’1″ and 286 lbs. He’s slightly undersized at the next level. At his pro day, he ran a 5.06 40-time, did 28 reps of 225 lbs on bench and had a 32″ vertical. He’ll have to compete for a spot among the large group the Jets have at defensive line.
DE Kyle Phillips – Tennessee
Phillips had a strong finish in his final season at Tennessee. He finished with 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, an interception, and a forced fumble. It’s been a few down seasons for the Vols and Phillips was one of the few players they have fighting for a roster spot in the NFL.
Phillips stands at 6’3″ and weight 272 lbs. At his pro day he had a 4.68 40-time (including a 1.65 second 10-yard split), a 32.5 inch vertical, and a 7.44 second 3-cone. He agility measurables weren’t great but his speed is intriguing at his size. Phillips will likely compete at edge for the Jets.
LB Jeff Allison – Fresno State
If you’re looking for a UDFA with high production, look no further. Allison had a monster final two seasons at Fresno State. In 2017, he had 126 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 2 forced fumbles. In his final season at Fresno State, Allison put up 120 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and had 2 interceptions. He finished as Mountain West Defensive Player of the year in 2018.
Allison measures in at 5’11” and 228 lbs. He dealt with injuries in 2018 which may have led to poor testing at the combine. He ran a 4.82 second 40, and a 7.2 second 3-cone. He left Fresno State a year early to enter the draft. He has room to grow but it’ll have to be quick. He joins the Jets hoping to latch on special teams and prove himself in training camp.
DE Jabril Frazier – Boise State
Another UDFA with fairly impressive production. Frazier finished his four years at Boise State with a total of 24.5 tackles for loss and 18 sacks (including 9 TFL’s and 5.5 sacks in his final season). Frazier struggled with injuries throughout his time at Boise State. Injuries also limited him with athletic testing leading up to the draft. However, he was able to put up 22 reps of 225 lbs on the bench. The 6’4″ 239 pound edge rusher comes into the fold with the Jets hoping to work his way onto the final roster.
DT Justin Alexandre – Incarnate Word
DT Toa Lobendahn – USC
The Jets add their second offensive lineman from USC this draft weekend. Lobendahn played everywhere along the offensive line for the Trojans, including center. At his pro day, Lobendahn put up an absurd 36 reps of 225 lbs on the bench. At 6’3″ and 295 lbs, Lobendahn is an undersized but versatile offensive lineman with good experience and hopes to make the roster as a backup.
WR Jeff Smith – Boston College
Smith was used mostly as a gadget player for Boston College, who often looked to utilize his speed. In his four years at BC, Smith had 902 rushing yards, 1078 receiving yards, and 18 total TD’s. He averaged 6.6 yards per carry and nearly 10 yards per catch.
Smith gained some attention after his pro day. He measured in at 6’1″ 190 lbs. He then posted a 4.34 second 40, a 36.5 inch vertical, a 4.06 second short shuttle, and a 6.87 second 3-cone. His above average athleticism is an intriguing UDFA addition to the Jets offensive skill players.