The Jets were hoping for a pass rusher at No. 16 and gambled on the most talented senior at the position in the draft with Quinton Coples (above). A natural 3-4 defensive end with the strength to collapse the pocket, Coples could be used in a similar fashion as how the Houston Texans played J.J. Watt a year ago. Rex Ryan will have his work cut out for him getting Coples' motor to run full bore, but this is a gamble that could pay off in a big way. The Jets took a similar gamble in round two with Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill at a much more palatable point in the draft. Hill has the size and speed to be a great vertical threat in an offense built on the running game and taking shots down the field. Of the Jets' later picks, third-round linebacker Demario Davis' size and explosiveness make him an intriguing developmental prospect. He could contend for a starting spot a year from now but he'll make his first impressions as a special teams star.
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