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IK Enemkpali: 2014 and Beyond

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IK Enemkpali was one of four sixth round picks the Jets made in 2014. He was only active for six games and played only 40 snaps on defense. What can we say about a rookie who was such a blank slate?

He earned his way onto the team when a roster spot was anything other than a guaranteed. He had a pair of sacks and a pair of forced fumbles in preseason. There was no doubt he deserved to be on the roster. This was not a selection to save face just to avoid cutting a player the team drafted.

The other thing I will say is all but six of his snaps came in Week 13 or later. It shows that as the season progressed, Enemkpali showed the coaching staff enough improvement in practice to earn playing time. He got better.

I'm not sure what other conclusions we can really draw from some good preseason performances and a handful of snaps. Enemkpali has shown enough progress to buy more development time.