Josh Allen
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The New York Jets desperately need a pass rusher and growing belief around the NFL is that they are locking in on Josh Allen.

Danny Small

The New York Jets failed to address the pass rush in free agency. They can’t afford to make that same mistake in the draft. As a result, Josh Allen of the University of Kentucky is an intriguing option for Gang Green with the No. 3 pick.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, there is a growing belief among NFL teams that the Jets are planning to take Allen if they go with a 3-4 scheme.

Allen is an EDGE rusher but he’s considered an outside linebacker who fits better into a 3-4 rather than defensive coordinator Gregg Williams’ preferred 4-3. Don’t buy into the hoopla surrounding the scheme because it’s March. A lot can change before Week 1 in September.

Despite Williams’ history, the Jets just need talent. The former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator turned interim head coach is one of the most experienced and accomplished minds in the league. If he has a player with Allen’s talent, he’ll figure out a way to utilize him.

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Of course, the draft is a long way away and a lot can change before that. Allen would be a great addition to the Jets, but he’s not the dream scenario.

Every year, teams end up trading up to land the elusive franchise quarterback. With rumors that the Arizona Cardinals might take Kyler Murray with the first pick, it’s possible that another team trades up to acquire the second overall pick from the 49ers to draft Dwayne Haskins.

If that’s the case, Nick Bosa will drop to the Jets and that would be an absolute no-brainer.

It’s still unclear exactly how things will shake out on draft day, but it’s looking likely that the Jets will finally address the pass rush.

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