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By: Billy Riccette
Another draft pick is ready to roll with the Jets after signing his contract. The Jets have signed fifth-round pick running back Israel Abanikanda.
#Jets have signed RB Israel “Izzy” Abanikanda, a fifth-round pick.
He’s the second of NY’s draft picks to sign their rookie deal, joining DB Jarrick Bernard-Converse.
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) May 5, 2023
Abanikanda, the Jets pick at No. 143, ran for 1,437 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2022 and was a Third-Team AP All-American.
The Pittsburgh running back had nine games with over 100 rushing yards including a 320-yard performance against Virginia Tech.
Abanikanda becomes the second draft pick to sign, following sixth-round pick Jarrick Bernard-Converse.
Originally posted on Jets Wire