Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces Dee Milliner (Alabama) as the number nine overall pick to the New York Jets during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: New York Jets Draft Grade


1st Round 9th Overall — Dee Milliner CB, Alabama — C+

It’s not that Milliner is a bad player or value at this spot, he isn’t, it’s just that they traded away Darrelle Revis essentially for Dee Milliner and a 3rd next year. They already had Cromartie and Kyle Wilson on the roster, I’m just not a fan of this pick.

1st Round 13th Overall — Sheldon Richardson DT, Missouri — B

I love Richardson as a prospect, he was my #1 rated DT, I just don’t love the fit. They already have 2 3-4 ends on the team. I know they play some 4-3 too, but is it enough to warrant a pick this high on a player who may not play all the time?

2nd Round 39th Overall — Geno Smith QB, West Virginia — A

They added the best QB in the draft at pick 39, a fantastic value. Had they taken him in the 1st I wouldn’t have been shocked. The bad part is that he has absolutely no weapons whatsoever to work with.

3rd Round 72nd Overall — Brian Winters OG, Kent State — B

The Jets needed to upgrade their line and Winters was a solid value at this point. He might even be able to play tackle at some point, but if not he is still a solid starting OG prospect.

5th Round 141st Overall — Oday Aboushi OT/OG, Virginia — B-

Aboushi played tackle at Virginia, but will probably have to move inside to guard in the pros. He has some talent, but this is the 2nd guard taken in a row and they still haven’t taken a WR or a TE to help Sanchez or Geno.

6th Round 178th Overall — William Campbell OG, Michigan — C-

The 3rd guard taken in a row and this one played defensive tackle in college. With some of the talented skill players still on the board this pick makes no sense to me.

7th Round 215th Overall — Tommy Bohanon FB, Wake Forest — B

The Jets needed a FB and Bohanon is a good one.

Overall — B-

It’s not that the players the Jets picked are bad, they just don’t make a lot of sense in the overall scheme of things to me. Why trade Revis only to pick a CB when you already have 2 starter quality ones on your roster? Why take a 3-4 end when you already have 2 young starters? Why take 3 OGs in a row without upgrading what is probably the worst WR and TE group in the league? If they want either Smith or Sanchez to succeed they needed to get them some weapons and they didn’t.


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