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New York Jets: Dream First Round Draft Picks

Reggie Ragland, ILB-Alabama

It doesn’t take a keen eye to notice that the Jets need youth and talent injected into Bowles’ linebacking core. David Harris is aging fast and free-agent Demario Davis flat-out stinks. Luckily, there is one very large, intimidating man staring them right in the face, begging Gang Green to call his name on draft night.

Insert Reggie Ragland here. At 260 pounds, he’ll be hard to fit, but we can squeeze. The 2015 SEC Defensive Player of Year is the man who should be the Jets’ MLB for years to come. Where Ragland lacks in speed, he makes up for with agile feet and top-notch acceleration.

Ragland has the talent to anchor the Jets’ stalwart defense, and, if drafted, should grow into the leader on that side of the football.

Oh, yeah, he’s also an exceptional tackler. He’ll hit you, wrap you up, and take you down in a heartbeat. Jets fans who are sick and tired of seeing Demario Davis constantly whiff at a quick-footed receiver should be very excited about the prospect of adding Ragland to their team.

Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.