The New York Jets have placed outside linebacker and 2017 5th round draft choice Dylan Donahue on the injured reserve list. With fellow 2017 draftee tight end Jordan Leggett yet to make an appearance, wide receiver Chad Hansen buried on the depth chart, and defensive backs Derrick Jones and Jeremy Clark on the injured reserve list and the non-football injury list, respectively, it’s looking increasingly likely the Jets 2017 draft will be taking a collective red shirt year outside of the two safeties at the top of the draft, wide receiver ArDarius Stewart, and running back Elijah McGuire.
In other developments the Jets have signed defensive lineman Ed Stinson and outside linebacker Obum Gwacham to the 53 man roster and have signed outside linebacker Freddie Bishop to the practice squad.
Ed Stinson is a 26 year old, 6’ 3”, 290 pound defensive lineman out of the University of Alabama. He was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with the 160th pick in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL draft. In three years as a backup lineman with the Cardinals Stinson played in 29 games, with 5 starts, and amassed 26 tackles, one sack and one pass defended.
Obum Gwacham is a 26 year old 6’ 5”, 245 pound outside linebacker out of Oregon State. He was originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 209th pick in the 6th round of the 2015 NFL draft. Gwacham never played for the Seahawks, but was picked up by the New Orleans Saints, where he played sparingly in 2015 and 2016. In two years with the Saints Gwacham played in 10 games and had four tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Gwacham is an athletic freak who transitioned from wide receiver to defensive end while at Oregon State. You read that right, he made the position switch from wide receiver to defensive end. Gwacham once high jumped an insane 7’ 1”, and runs a 4.7 forty yard dash. He is the embodiment of a boom or bust developmental project.