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Jets 2017 Roster Breakdown: Bryson Keeton Hopes to Surprise

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NFL: New York Jets-OTA Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Our Jets roster countdown now takes a look at Bryson Keeton.

Name: Bryson Keeton

Number: 37

Year with Jets: 2nd

Projected Role: Competing for depth cornerback roster spot

His 2016: Keeton was undrafted in 2016 and initially was not signed by a team as an undrafted free agent. He was relegated to longshot tryout player status at Jets rookie minicamp. He impressed enough, however, to earn a contract and a training camp spot. Keeton grabbed a practice squad slot after being cut at the end of the preseason and earned a call up to the active roster before the end of the year.

2017 will be a success if: Keeton continues to grow. It could be on the practice squad, where he maintains eligibility. Any player with this type of profile has a tall hill to climb to become a quality NFL player, but it is a good sign that the coaches are impressed enough by him to keep giving him opportunities.

Odds of making the roster: Longshot (less than 25%)