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The Jets recently announced they have signed 16 undrafted free agents. While most of them are longshots, inevitably a few are likely to make an impact on the main roster, as we discussed during the week. How likely is this, though? Let's review the top 10 best undrafted players from the past 25 seasons.
Remember, this only covers players who entered the league since 1994, so great players such as Bruce Harper, Pat Leahy, Victor Green and Bill Baird aren't included.
10. LB Nick Bellore, 2011
In four years as a Jet, Bellore was one of the most consistent special teamers in the NFL, constantly among the leaders in special teams tackles and also a formidable blocker. He barely played on defense with the Jets, but started 10 games as a 49er in 2016. Now a fullback, Bellore is still in the league having just signed with Seattle.
9. S Rontez Miles, 2013
Miles is the longest-tenured defensive player on the current roster as he enters his seventh season. Like Bellore, he has always been a great special teamer, leading the league in special teams tackles in 2017 despite missing the first three games due to injury. Miles also contributed on defense, starting six games to date. His biggest moment was a crucial interception in the end zone against the Giants in 2015.
8. LB Chad Cascadden, 1995
Cascadden was a solid role player in his five years as a Jet, starting 14 games including two in the playoffs. His best season was 1998 where he played a key role in the Jets' run to the AFC title game by registering five sacks. His most memorable moment that year was a crucial fumble return for a touchdown in a big late season win in Miami.
7. K John Hall, 1997
Although he had a few costly misses, Hall was mostly a reliable kicker for the Jets during his six seasons as a Jet. He will be remembered for his heroics that got the Jets into the postseason in 2011. Hall's 53-yard last-minute field goal to beat the Raiders 24-22 on the final day of the season was one of the most clutch kicks in franchise history. He also nailed the game-winning field goal in overtime during the so-called "Monday Night Miracle" against Miami in 2000.
6. G Kerry Jenkins, 1997
Hall arguably wasn't even the best undrafted free agent of that season though, because Jenkins was a valuable contributor during his five years as a Jet. He started 50 games, including every game in each of his last three seasons with the club.
5. DL Mike DeVito, 2007
DeVito was with the Jets for six years, although he only started one game in his first three seasons. Over the last three, he developed into one of the best run stuffers in the NFL, starting 40 games, including three in the postseason. DeVito only had 3.5 sacks with the Jets - including one in the playoffs - but one of those sacks forced a fumble that Muhammad Wilkerson returned for a touchdown in Seattle.
4. WR Robby Anderson, 2016
Anderson has a chance to potentially move up this list as hopes are high he'll have a big season in 2019, and then re-up with the team. Anderson has averaged 51 catches for over 750 yards and five touchdowns in his three seasons as a Jet. Statistically, 2017 was his best year with career-bests of 63 catches, 941 yards and seven touchdowns, but he arguably played the best football of his career down the stretch last year.
3. NT Damon Harrison, 2012
"Snacks" barely played in his rookie season after having had a mountain to climb just to make the roster. Over the next three seasons, he started every game and was arguably the best run defender in the NFL. He's since been an All-Pro with the crosstown Giants and had a career high 3.5 sacks last season with the Lions.
2. G Brandon Moore, 2002
Moore is the only player on this list to go to a pro bowl as a Jet, which he achieved in 2011 after having improved dramatically over the course of his career. "Meat" saw time in NFL Europe before making the roster in his second season and becoming a starter in year three. In his last eight seasons, Moore started all 128 games.
1. WR Wayne Chrebet, 1995
Chrebet is the ultimate underdog story, having started off as a bright spot on some poor teams before becoming a clutch performer for four playoff teams. He remains second in team history for pass receptions and third for receiving yards and touchdown catches. The Jets put Chrebet into their Ring of Honor in 2014.