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Jets 2018 Roster Countdown: Number 44 Lawrence Thomas

Miami Dolphins v New York Jets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Lawrence Thomas is next up in our Jets roster countdown.

Name: Lawrence Thomas

Number: 44

Year with Jets: 3rd

Projected Role: Starting fullback

His 2017: Thomas had an eventful 2017. He started the season as a defensive lineman and then started getting some action as a fullback. Before long, the Jets converted him to fullback. Although his first game featured a memorable 15 yard catch against the Dolphins, the rest of Thomas’ season in the backfield was uneven.

2018 will be a success if: Thomas grows into a quality fullback. The fullback position is being phased out of today’s NFL, but Jeremy Bates will likely feature utilize it more than your typical offensive coordinator. There will be opportunities for Thomas if he makes the team.

Odds of making the roster: Thomas is in a competition with Dimitri Flowers. He is the rare player who is as likely to start as he is to be cut. He is 50/50.