We've been hearing the rookies will report on Wednesday with rookie camp taking place from Thursday to Saturday. That group will comprise the 10 draft picks, up to five tryout players and their undrafted free agents, of which there have been 12 that have reportedly agreed to terms.
We will, of course, be breaking each of these down in detail over the next few months, but - for now - we'll share a quick synopsis of each undrafted player reported to have agreed to terms, along with one player they may need to beat out to earn a roster spot.
Oregon State EDGE Hamilcar Rashed
The Jets moved quickly to land Rashed, as he was the first UDFA reported to have agreed to terms in the entire NFL. No doubt the fact the Jets' final pick was moved up to 207 bought them some time to get a head start on some groundwork behind the scenes.
After the 2019 season, it would've been inconceivable that Rashed could go undrafted because he racked up 14 sacks. However, after opting to stay in school, his 2020 season was a disaster. Injuries and inconsistent effort saw him fail to register a single sack and then a poor three-cone time at his pro day was the nail in his coffin. Can he rediscover the potential he showed two years ago, though?
Main roster competition: Bryce Huff
New Mexico OL Teton Saltes
Saltes was a right tackle in college, but he lacks length so will probably move inside at the pro level. He played the best football of his career at the end of the 2020 season, so may be just starting to realize his potential.
Having slimmed down from 322 to 300 for his pro day, Saltes ran a 5.04 and posted good explosiveness and agility numbers. With the Lobos, he had just one penalty and gave up just one sack in seven games last season.
Main roster competition: Chuma Edoga
Ole Miss TE Kenny Yeboah
A lot of people were surprised that Yeboah was undrafted after a career year in his senior season saw him rack up 524 yards and six touchdowns in just seven games. The Jets apparently gave Yeboah a sizeable guarantee and signing bonus to beat out several other teams for his services.
Yeboah is not much of a blocker and his production slipped down the stretch after he had averaged over 100 yards per game in the first four weeks, but he's a promising target at 6'4" with 4.75 speed.
Main roster competition: Daniel Brown
Illinois LB Milo Eifler
Eifler is a player who profiles similarly to the two defensive backs the Jets drafted with a view towards converting them to inside linebacker. He did actually play as a full time linebacker in college, though.
He ran a 4.58 at his pro day and racked up 63 tackles in 2019, but his production was down in 2020.
Main roster competition: Blake Cashman
Rutgers DT Michael Dwumfour
Dwumfour transferred to Rutgers for 2020, perhaps hoping to get more playing time after having been a rotational reserve at Michigan. That did happen but his consistency and production were poor.
He weighed in at 291 at his pro day and posted solid agility numbers but the rest of his workout was unremarkable. He had just 3.5 sacks in five seasons in his college career.
Main roster competition: Nathan Shepherd
BYU OL Tristen Hoge
Hoge is a player who easily could've been drafted after having started 25 games at right guard over the last three seasons on a line which, as we all know, didn't give up a lot of pressure. Hoge didn't give up a sack in eight games in 2020, but was sidelined with pneumonia after a Covid-19 diagnosis and has had injury concerns in the past.
Sam Darnold's roommate with the Jets was Conor McDermott, so it would be interesting to see if the Jets were to replace him with someone who was one of the men tasked with protecting Zach Wilson at BYU.
Main roster competition: McDermott
Rutgers S Brendon White
White started the last five games of the 2018 season for Ohio State and did well but he moved back into a reserve role for 2019 and, despite again playing well, opted to transfer to Rutgers. He was productive for them, with 38 tackles and an interception in five games, but struggled in coverage.
He's got decent size and has played in the box a lot, so he could be another player that competes for a role at linebacker.
Main roster competition: Hamzah Nasirildeen
Purdue OL Grant Hermanns
Hermanns played left tackle in college, but he's another player without ideal length who may need to move inside. He was a consistent player in college, giving up two or fewer sacks in each of the past three seasons and only one penalty in 2020.
He's a pretty good athlete with decent strength, but might need to add some weight to his frame as he measured in at 6'8" but just 300 pounds at his pro day.
Main roster competition: Cameron Clark
Air Force OL Parker Ferguson
Once again, Ferguson played left tackle in college but will most likely project to guard at the NFL level due to a lack of length. He did start a couple of games at left guard too.
Ferguson graded out well with Air Force, but of course they don't face many top-level opponents. He only gave up one sack in three years, but that's not all that impressive considering how they run a triple-option style offense and don't throw the ball very much.
Main roster competition: Corey Levin
SMU K Chris Naggar
The Jets were expected to bring in a rookie to compete for the kicker job but Naggar was not regarded as one of the top prospects.
He made 17 of 21 field goals last season and was perfect from inside 40 yards, although he did miss three extra points. He hit two game-winners last season, against Memphis and Tulane.
Main roster competition: Chase McLaughlin
Auburn S Jordyn Peters
At last, we encounter a safety prospect who will actually stay at safety with the Jets. However, Peters does have some versatility, having played as a slot cornerback in the past.
Peters only started seven games in four years but had a career high 42 tackles and the first interception of his career last season on a defense that also featured Jets draftee Jamien Sherwood.
Main roster competition: Bennett Jackson
Oregon State CB Isaiah Dunn
Finally, Dunn - who also got a big guarantee and a decent bonus - has good length and sub-4.4 speed and had some decent coverage numbers with the Beavers despite not recording an interception.
He allowed a reception on just 48 percent of his targets over the past three seasons and has mostly played outside but has also filled in as a slot corner at times.
Main roster competition: Blessuan Austin
Once these deals are finalized, the Jets are going to have to make several cuts because they will push them over the 90-man roster limit. We'll keep an eye out for those moves in the days and weeks to come.