Things to know about New York Jets rookie wide receiver Keshunn Abram
The New York Jets signed two wide receivers as undrafted free agents following the 2022 NFL draft: Irvin Charles (broken down here) and Keshunn Abram from Kent State. Abram and Charles provide depth that was needed to round out the position.
Here are some of the most important things for Jets fans to know about the 23-year-old Abram.
Abram was with two different colleges over the last five years (2017-21). He started at Northwest Mississippi Community College where he spent two years (2017-18). Then, he transferred to Kent State and played the last three years of his college career (2019-21).
He played a lot of college football, accumulating 41 games played; 21 with Northwest Mississippi and 20 for Kent State.
In his two years at Northwest Mississippi, Abram had 23 catches, 371 yards (16.1 per catch), and one touchdown. Throughout his three seasons with Kent State, Abram totaled 57 receptions for 835 yards (14.6 per catch) and five touchdowns.
Most of his production at Kent State came in 2021, a complete breakout year compared to his first four years of college. Abram had 47 catches for 699 yards (14.9 per catch) and three touchdowns in 14 games.
He recorded two 138-yard receiving games in 2021. In each of those games, he scored a touchdown (two out of three for the year) with seven catches in one game and six in the other. Abram’s longest reception in each of those games went for 70 yards and 48 yards.
Physical measurables and athletic testing
Abram stands at 6-foot-1 and 194 pounds.
He tested great athletically finishing with a 9.19 Relative Athletic Score (RAS). His explosion drill scores were fantastic. Abram recorded a 37.5″ vertical jump and a 128″ broad jump.
When it came to speed, Abram had adequate 10 and 20-yard splits of 1.57 and 2.59, respectively. His 40-yard dash time was closer to average (4.53). Abram did not test in either agility drill (3-cone and 20-yard shuttle).
Abram proved throughout college that he can make some impressive catches in one-on-one situations. His 14.9 yards per catch indicates he can generate big plays whether it be down the field or after the catch. In four games last season, he had a reception for at least 48 yards.
Throughout college, Abram created some big plays lining up on the outside. In the red zone, he made some great catches as well.
Jets UDFA WR Keshunn Abram had the only TD of the day for Kent State vs Iowa and it was a beauty. pic.twitter.com/4JWuhUKauh
— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) May 1, 2022
#MACtion at its best… 😅
— #MACtion (@MACSports) November 27, 2021
— Kent State Football (@KentStFootball) November 28, 2020
As with every other undrafted free agent, Abram will need to show he can contribute on special teams and stand out in a big way offensively to have a chance. His athletic ability can help lead him to success.
The Jets’ depth concerns at wide receiver open up an opportunity for someone like Abram to earn a roster spot as the sixth receiver with a strong showing this summer.