2011 NFL Draft |New York Jets

NFL 2011 New York Jets Draft Picks

Coach Rex Ryan came to New York with the reputation of being a defensive wizard and the Jets have improved under him.  However, it was their inability to stop Pittsburgh’s offense last January that led to their ouster in the AFC Championship game.  With key offensive pieces like quarterback Mark Sanchez and running back Shonn Greene in place, Gang Green will want to focus on becoming one of the top three defensive units in the NFL.
The New York Jets have a very good defense, but Stephen Paea will be the future anchor of the Jets defense. Taylor "won" the bench press at the Combine, and he has a lot of skill and speed the jets will be looking to develop in his rookie year.
Here are some strong possibilities for the Jets to take with the 30th pick.
Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
Phil Taylor - NT - Temple University can plug the middle and attract double teams. His presence would allow Sione Pouha to kick out to defensive end. 

Akeem Ayers-LB-UCLA
Akeem Ayers - LB - UCLA -The 6’3”, 254-pound Ayers was an impact player the past two seasons for the Bruins, combining for 24.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, six interceptions and four forced fumbles. Soem consider Ayers to be the fourth-ranked outside linebacker.

"I’d love to play for Rex. They have one of the best defenses in the NFL. That’s something I’d definitely look forward to. I’d be extremely excited if I were to get the opportunity. It’d be an honor to play for the Jets.”

In an Associated Press report by Dennis Waszak Jr., GM Mike Tannenbaum had some interesting things to say in regards to the Jets and their first-pick:
We've run a lot of different scenarios," Tannenbaum said. "Our guess is as good as anybody's. When you're at 30, there's going to be a few trades ahead of us. We try to be as prepared as possible, see if we can move up a few spots or back a few. I think you have to have a pretty good number to start with just because you're sitting at 30.

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