Thursday, May 9, 2013
Checking out more UDFAs ...
By Rich Cimini
A closer look at the Jets' undrafted free agents on defense:
Troy Davis, OLB, Central Florida: First-team, all-Conference USA. Recorded eight sacks last season, 18.5 for his career.
Mike Edwards, CB, Hawaii: Known more for kickoff-returning ability than defense. Scored on two 100-yard returns last season. Kicked off the team last November, charged with three counts of attempted armed robbery with a pellet gun. Received probation after pleading to a lesser charge.
Roosevelt Holliday, DL, Eastern Illinois: A three-year starter for the Ohio Valley champions. Recorded nine tackles-for-loss and one sack last season. Listed at 6-foot-3, 297 pounds.
Jake McDonough, DT, Iowa State: Overcame a serious food allergy that caused weight to drop to 220 pounds. Now listed at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds. All Big-12 selection. Impressed with 37 reps on the 225-pound bench press.
Rontez Miles, S, California (Pa.): The Jets' highest-graded UDFA on defense, per Pro Football Weekly. Dominated on the Division II level. A two-time defensive player of the year in the PSAC.
Spencer Nealy, DT, Texas A&M: Son of longtime NBA journeyman Ed Nealy, who played with the Bulls and Spurs, among others. Spencer started 13 games last season, finishing with two sacks and 7.5 tackles-for-loss.