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Jets 2018 Roster Countdown: Number 25 Elijah McGuire

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The next Jet in our roster countdown is Elijah McGuire.

Name: Elijah McGuire

Number: 25

Year with Jets: 2nd

Projected Role: Third running back

His 2017: Offensive coordinator John Morton liked to utilize three running backs, and McGuire was his third back as a rookie. The highlight of an uneven rookie season was a 69 yard touchdown run Week 4 against Jacksonville. His level of play was up and down, however, occasionally flashing skill while averaging less than 3 yards per carry in over half of his games.

2018 will be a success if: McGuire can harness his skill and play with more consistency. The Jets will likely utilize his receiving skill once he returns from an early training camp injury. The team certainly seems high on him. His position coach even made a Rex Ryan-esque comparison to LaDainian Tomlinson a few months back.

Odds of making the roster: We’ll take this one off the board since he is current hurt.