Exploring Every Team Need the New York Jets Must Address in 2012 NFL Draft

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Exploring Every Team Need the New York Jets Must Address in 2012 NFL Draft
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The New York Jets did little in free agency to address their areas of need and instead chose to make a high-profile trade that, while not making a lot of football sense, grabbed them the headlines they seem to desperately crave.

Unfortunately, Tim Tebow cannot play safety, wide receiver or become the Jets' only legitimate pass-rusher since trading John Abraham to the Atlanta Falcons in 2006.

While signing LaRon Landry for a year is a start at upgrading the safety position, he is still not 100 percent, as he is recovering from an injured Achilles tendon that has caused him to miss 15 games in the last two seasons.

When healthy, Landry is a devastating hitter who can help to stop the run. He does, however, lack coverage skills.

Signing former Oakland Raiders receiver Chaz Schilens is also a start to strengthen the receiving corps. At 6'4'', 225 lbs., he has the size to be the Jets' prototypical receiver, but he is far from an established player in the league.

Last season, Schilens had an uninspiring 23 receptions. During his four-year career, he has just 72 receptions.

Here are the needs that the Jets must address in the upcoming draft. 

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