The Jets are three-fourths of the way there, announcing the signing of WR
“This is one tough little guy. He gets after it,” said Rex Ryan of the 5’9”, 165-pound Saunders after today’s first rookie minicamp practice. “He averaged like 16 yards a punt return and you see that burst, that quickness, the acceleration, the flat-out speed that he has. He’s small, but I don’t think we need to tell him that because I don’t think he realizes it. He goes out there like he’s 225 pounds.”
Saunders, a fourth-round selection (No. 104 overall) who was the first of three wideouts the Jets took on Day 3, averaged 15.2 yards a reception and totaled 26 receiving touchdowns in a four-year collegiate career that started at Fresno State and finished with the Oklahoma Sooners.
“He’s a dynamic playmaker with a ball in his hands, too,” said senior director of college scouting Terry Bradway. “He brings that return element. It was really an attractive pick for us.”