New York Jets announce they've signed third-round pick Jabari Zuniga out of Florida
Former Florida DL Jabari Zuniga battled injuries all of 2019, so he wasn’t able to improve his NFL Draft stock very much ahead of the 2020 draft.
However, the New York Jets took a chance on him in Round 3, and on Monday, the team announced it had signed him to a rookie deal.
In that story, Zuniga said he believes he’ll prove he was undervalued as a third-round pick:
“I definitely consider myself the steal of the draft,” he said. “I feel like I can do a lot on the football field and I’ll show that next year.”
He added: “It was extremely frustrating because one of my main reasons of coming back was to improve my on-the-field performance, so I feel like when I got injured, it was just adversity that I had to overcome. I just feel like I had to make the most out of my senior season and deal with it. It was definitely frustrating.”
How will Zuniga fare with the Jets this fall? We’ll see what sort of role he carves out for himself as the NFL season approaches.