New York Jets 1st Round Options: 2013 NFL Draft

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Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

To say it was a circus in New York last year might be the understatement of the year. The Jets were a circus and on top of that they were just a really bad team. Both of the problems originated from the QB position too. Mark Sanchez is a really bad QB and a big reason why the Jets are picking 9th in the draft. The circus was mostly caused by the presence of Tim Tebow on the team. His fans wanted him to come in a play since Sanchize was so bad. Rex Ryan didn’t want him and refused to play him, picking Greg McElroy to start over Tebow. On top of all that, they couldn’t run the ball very well and their defense just wasn’t very good either. They have a lot of work to do if they don’t want to finish in the cellar of the AFC East this year.

September 29, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49) during a game against the Towson Tigers at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Towson 38-22. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Barkevious Mingo -The Jets were tied for the 6th least sacks in the NFL with 30 sacks. Calvin Pace couldn’t get to the QB at all last year so he was cut. They signed Antwan Barnes but he has only had 1 season of over 5 sacks. Mingo would give them an extremely athletic guy who would end up being one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. He is extremely quick off of the snap and knows how to get by his man. He is limited in the run game because of his size, but could add some muscle to his frame which should help. He also doesn’t have much experience dropping into coverage so that would need to be worked on.

Nov 12, 2011; Stanford CA, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan (96) lines up for a play against the Stanford Cardinal during the third quarter at Stanford Stadium. Oregon defeated Stanford 53-30. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Dion Jordan – Jordan is an athletic freak. All the reason I listed for the Jets possibly drafting Mingo, the same can be said for Jordan. Jordan isn’t as quick off of the snap as Mingo, however he is a much more versatile player. Jordan is a former WR and TE who knows how to play in space. He has very fluid hips and is experience in coverage, having the ability to cover TEs and RBs. Jordan has a shoulder injury and had surgery in the offseason but he should be ready for camp and it shouldn’t give him any lingering problems.

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