“It went pretty much as expected. You knew they were going to address the defense early in the draft, and they did, selecting DE Muhammad Wilkerson and NT Kenrick Ellis in the first and third rounds, respectively. Wide receiver was a need, and the Jets tabbed Jeremy Kerley (fifth) and Scotty McKnight (seventh) — a pair of slot receivers. GM Mike Tannenbaum always is on the look-out for developmental quarterbacks, which explains Greg McElroy. The only curveball was RB Bilal Powell in the fourth round (another runner?), but the Jets felt there was too much value to ignore him. OK, we’ll buy that. Except for McKnight, who wasn’t in Scouts, Inc.’s top 316 players, each player went off the board in the round/area where he was projected. Based on that, you’d have to say the Jets got good value.”- Rich Cimini, ESPN New York
I am set to talk to Rich tomorrow about the Jets draft, in the meantime read the rest of his Jets Draft report card here.