Any time a tryout player finds himself with an NFL contract it has a feel-good story element to it and there are a pair of player who are probably feeling pretty great right about now.
Jets add a pair of tryout players in Washington State WR Calvin Jackson and former Giants and Saints O-lineman Derrick Kelly.
Jackson made a handful of circus catches in college and posted 987 yards in his final season. pic.twitter.com/nWYbtrXBXl
— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) May 9, 2022
Wide receiver Calvin Jackson out of Washington State and Florida State offensive lineman Derrick Kelly have earned contracts with Gang Green.
Jackson, a 5′ 10” wide receiver joins Jermaine Johnson in making it all the way from the popular Netflix series “Last Chance U”, to the NFL. The Washington state product finished 2021 with 987 yards on 66 catches and 7 touchdowns. Jackson reportedly saw some work as a return man during his tryout.
Meanwhile, Kelly is a two year NFL vet who has appeared in seven games as a backup for the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants as.