Chris Pizzotti is a quarterback out of Harvard who tossed 37 touchdowns during his career for the Crimson. He ran under 4.8 at his pro day. Pizzotti definitely has pro size at 6-5, 230 pounds.
A few concerns about this kid. First off, he was in-and-out of the lineup at Harvard. Secondly, he was somewhat injury prone in college. Lastly, he has a hitch in his throw.
But he's hard-worker who got better as the rookie mini-camp progressed. If he has a good camp he would possible find a place for himself on the practice squad.
You have to give free agent tight end Jack Simmons a lot of credit. He came to rookie mini-camp as a tryout, but performed so well, he made it impossible for the Jets to send him home. They signed him to a contract after that camp.
It's possible that he was an afterthought in the draft process because of a turf toe issue that has been troubling him. But the toe didn't seem to bother him in the camp. Simmons runs well having been clocked at under 4.8. He's really smart, so he could pick things up quickly.
You have to feel a little bad for all the tights the Jets signed after the draft (J'Nathan Bulluck, Andrew David, Rob Myers and Simmons). They signed with the impression there was a roster spot available, but a few weeks after the draft, the Jets signed Bubba Franks. This really hurts all of their chances.
Brannan Southerland was one of the best fullbacks in college football over the last few years. He's a workout warrior who ran 4.53 at Georgia's Pro Day at 244 pounds along with bench-pressing 225, 29 times. At the combine, he registered a 38-inch vertical leap.
Southerland is a very good blocker, short-yardage back and receiver. His problem is that he got hurt a lot in college. If he can stay healthy, he's an NFL quality talent.
Tavita Thompson is a real mystery man. The 6-5, 309-pound Somoan offensive tackle started just seven games in college. He was a backup for most of his first three years at Oregon State, and then was suspended for a big chunk of his senior year for taking a banned dietary substance. We hear he's a very good athlete who has the feet to play left tackle. But to say he's a project would be an understatement.