The Jets announced that they have signed seven undrafted free agents. Here’s the rundown:
- Dimitri Flowers, FB (Oklahoma)
- Reggie Flowers, CB (Jacksonville State)
- Austin Golson, OL (Auburn)
- Lord Hyeamang, DE (Columbia)
- Dakoda Shepley, G (University of British Columbia)
- Mychealon Thomas, DL (Texas Tech)
- Tre’ Williams, LB (Auburn)
Teams tend to sign at least ten UDFAs after the draft and sometimes upwards of 20, so we’re expecting the Jets to add more to the group in the coming days. The Jets reportedly have 40+ players auditioning on Friday, so it’s safe to say that a portion of those players will receive UDFA deals.
Fullbacks typically don’t get a ton of attention, but the versatility of Dimitri Flowers could appeal to the Jets. Flowers was often employed as an H-back at Oklahoma and showcased his ability to run the ball, catch passes, and block in the backfield. Flowers was called upon to serve as the Sooners’ primary ball carrier against Iowa State in 2016 and managed 115 yards off of 22 carries. Then past season, he had nine touchdowns in his final year on campus.
The signing of Williams has not been officially reported by the Jets, but Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter) notes that he has received a sizable $47K+ guarantee to sign with the Jets. Although Williams is a bit undersized and lacks athleticism, he is a tireless worker who could project as a special teams player.