The NFL Draft is over, but the Jets are not finished adding rookies. What comes next is undrafted free agency, sometimes unofficially referred to as Round 8 of the Draft.
Once the final pick is made, teams are allowed to sign players who went undrafted. Few of the players signed as undrafted free agents will make a regular season roster, but there are always a handful of players each year who defy the odds and make an impact in the league.
Below is embedded the GGN Twitter widget to provide live updates of undrafted free agency for the Jets. The widget itself is not an undrafted free agent, far from it. If the widget was in the NFL Draft teams wouldn’t trade up to pick number one. They would try to trade up to pick number zero to pick the widget. Enjoy it as it takes us through the evening with updates.
Hamilcar Rashed Jr. EDGE, Oregon State
Teton Saltes, OL, New Mexico
Kenny Yeboah, TE, Mississippi
The #Jets are signing former Ole Miss TE Kenny Yeboah to a rookie free-agent deal that includes a $20,000 signing bonus plus $180,000 base salary guarantee, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 1, 2021
Milo Eifler, LB, Illinois
J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS! Let’s get to work thankful for this opportunity and excited to be a JET.— Milo (@_miloeifler) May 1, 2021
Michael Dwumfor, DL, Rutgers
Tristen Hoge, OL, BYU
Brendon White, S, Rutgers
Rutgers safety Brendon White signs free agent contract with NY Jets https://t.co/fdJtrsycCB— ScarletNation.com (@RUscarletnation) May 1, 2021
Isaiah Dunn, CB, Oregon State
New York Jets strike big deal with priority free agent Isaiah Dunn (Oregon State), the biggest contract ever for an undrafted rookie corner, per a league source: $185,000 total guaranteed, including $160,000 of his base salary is guaranteed, plus a $25,000 signing bonus— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 2, 2021
Jordyn Peters, S, Auburn
The #Jets are signing former #Auburn SAF Jordyn Peters, per source. @KingPete_x #NFLDraft— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) May 2, 2021
Peters, 6-0, 202. Peters had a big Pro Day with a 39.5-inch vert & 10-4 broad. Peters blocked 5 kicks/punts in college. Really good special teams player.
Chris Naggar, K, SMU
Congrats to my guy @chrisnaggar on signing with the @nyjets! Chris has a MASSIVE leg and the Jets knew early on he would be an immediate difference maker for them this season. Congrats, Chris! #HCfamily pic.twitter.com/PMRhd3pBcV— Nathan Shackelford (@nathanshack19) May 2, 2021