Zach Sudfeld first made himself known to Jets fans early last November, when he caught a pair of passes for 46 yards in an upset win over the Saints.
Sudfeld had only been with the Jets for a few weeks. An undrafted free agent out of Nevada, he initially landed with the Patriots. His combination of size (6-foot-7) and pass-catching ability caused one Boston reporter to label him "Baby Gronk" in comparison to Rob Gronkowski, the team's established tight end.
But by October the Pats let Sudfeld go. The Jets scooped him up a day later. He's had an entire offseason to integrate himself into the Jets' system.
Sudfeld is making a strong case for a roster spot as a possible third tight end behind Jeff Cumberland and rookie Jace Amaro.