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Jets Ready to Roll as Will McDonald and Joe Tippmann ink Rookie Deals


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Only first and second round picks Will McDonald and Joe Tippmann remained unsigned for the New York Jets as training camp approached, but that all ended today.  The defensive lineman and center put pen to paper upon arriving at 1 Jets Drive.

The #Jets signed first-rounder DE Will McDonald and second-rounder C Joe Tippmann — putting all 7 draft picks under contract.

NY also placed RB Breece Hall, WR Randall Cobb, TE C.J. Uzomah and DB Jarrick Bernard-Converse on PUP to begin camp.

— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) July 19, 2023

In McDonald, the Jets hope they have their first home grown dynamic pass rusher since John Abraham as the former Iowa State product’s freakish athleticism and other worldly length give him a shot to be something special.

@BadgerFootball center Joe Tippman gets two for the price of one as he pulls and picks up oncoming MLB and OLB to ensure a clear path around the left side.

Viewed by some as the top center in this class or no worse than second behind John Michael Schmitz. pic.twitter.com/hanCk152l9

— Glenn Naughton (@JetsPicks) April 10, 2023

Meanwhile, Tippmann is expected to compete for the starting center job with returning veteran Connor McGovern.  Tippmann’s ability to pop out of his stance and get outside to blow up would be tacklers could give him an edge over the less athletic McGovern.

However, there is something to be said for experience which McGovern has plenty of.  The battle between the two for the starting job should indeed be one to watch.

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