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Jets 2018 Roster Countdown: Number 40 Brandon Bryant

NCAA Football: Charleston Southern at Mississippi State Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Bryant is the next player up in our Jets roster countdown.

Name: Brandon Bryant

Number: 40

Year with Jets: 1st

Projected Role: Safety depth and special teamer; practice squad candidate

His 2017: Bryant had a relatively quiet statistical season at Mississippi State, registering 32 tackles and 1 interception. It was his offseason that was eventful. Bryant was initially set to return to school for another year but was declared academically ineligible in the spring. It was too late for him to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, but he was able to enter the Supplemental Draft. Bryant generated enough interest for over a dozen teams to take a look but he was undrafted. The Jets signed him.

2018 will be a success if: Bryant can either make the practice squad or contribute on special teams and grow as a player. His game needs some development, but the Jets are settled at safety right now. He has the luxury of time to hone his game.

Odds of making the roster: The Jets being set at safety is a bit of a double edged sword. It also means there aren’t many roster spots available at the position. This leads me to believe he is Unlikely (25-50%).