2012 NFL Draft: Players Who Would Fit Perfectly with the New York Jets

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2012 NFL Draft: Players Who Would Fit Perfectly with the New York Jets
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I don't know if there has ever been a more perfect fit in a previous draft for the New York Jets than Arizona State University linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

It's almost as if Burfict and Bart Scott, whom he would possibly be replacing, share the same mind. Both are brash-talking, hard-hitting linebackers.

The difference is that Scott can't back up his loud mouth anymore with his play on the field like he used to.

His production has been down. Since coming to New York in 2009, Scott went from 92 tackles, to 81 tackles to this season's 66.

Enter the 6'3'', 252-pound Burfict, who runs a 4.65 40, who declared for the draft on his Facebook page by writing; "I will be expanding my talents to the next level."

While profiling him, Sporting News' Matt Hayes referred to Burfict as the ''toughest, meanest, nastiest player in the college game, the guy opponents fear and officials target, the guy once benched by his own coach because his violent makeup led to too many personal fouls.''

Burfict is a highlight reel waiting to happen. This season, as a junior, he recorded 69 tackles, one interception and five sacks.

He is the second-rated linebacker in the draft, according to espn.com.

As Scott would say, I "Can't Wait" for the Jets to select him. 

Here are a few more players that would fit perfectly with the Jets.

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