The New York Jets added some real sizzle to their backfield this offseason with several new additions.
Although the one that is making noise isn’t a player you’re used to. Here is why you should remember the name heading into the preseason.
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Making Some Noise
Shortly after the 2022 NFL draft, the Jets staff went to work in undrafted free agency. One player they targeted early and were able to lure to New York was Zonovan Knight.
Knight affectionately known by his nickname ‘Bam’ was heralded for his versatility and you guessed it “power” coming out of NC State.
However, in Lance Zierlein’s report for NFL dot com, he said one criticism of Knight’s game is his less than exciting profile.
He said Knight can be an effective player but doesn’t have that same sizzle that you’d normally like to see in the position.
Well, that certainly wasn’t the case at the end of practice on Friday, August 5. Knight ended things with a bam (get it?), I’ll be here all week.
On the final drive of practice, Knight took it to the house for a 65-yard touchdown, according to Dennis Waszak Jr of the Associated Press.
Zonovan Knight ends practice with a 65-yard run for a TD. Cut back inside to shake free and took off down the middle untouched. Nice run by the rookie from NC State. #Jets
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 5, 2022
Connor Hughes of SNY provided some more intel on the play saying it was a “great move in the hole to break free” and the rest was history.
Breakaway TD for Zonovan Knight to end practice. 50+ yards. Great move in the hole to break free. That’s last play for today. Next up: Green & White tomorrow
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) August 5, 2022
After practice, head coach Robert Saleh gave Knight the tip of the cap saying the youngster has had a “nice camp” and showed some real wiggle on that house call.