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Ranking The New York Jets First-Round NFL Draft Candidates

2. Shaq Lawson, OLB, Clemson

Now is where we really get into the crux of what the New York Jets desperately need.

With Shaq Lawson, edge rushing is natural, and unlike Dodd, he profiles more as a 3-4 OLB.

The problem is, whether or not he’ll be there at No. 20 is a major concern.

Clemson routinely had him line up at the 5-technique (edge), which will appeal tremendously to 3-4 teams (Jets). Not only could he do a solid job rushing the passer, but he projects to be a stud run-stopper.


If Lawson is there at No. 20, it might be tough for Maccagnan to pass.

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