1. Outside Linebacker (Edge Rusher)
The Jets need an explosive edge rusher or two to pair with its talented defensive line. Adding help along the edge is even more pivotal with Damon Harrison joining the Giants and Muhammad Wilkerson possibly on his way out soon.
The Jets are hoping Lorenzo Mauldin develops into a three-down linebacker, but outside of him there isn’t much talent at the position. Trevor Reilly played sparingly during his second season and the Jets are hoping Canadian league product Freddie Bishop can replicate something close to his 11-sack season for the Calgary Stampeders last season.
New York could have its choice of a few outside linebackers at pick No. 20. Georgia’s Leonard Floyd, Ohio State’s Darron Lee, Eastern Kentucky’s Noah Spence and Boise State’s Kamalei Correa all could be in consideration for Gang Green. Each of them possess immense talent, but also have worrisome flaws.