2012 NFL Draft: 9 Prospects the New York Jets Should Target in the Early Rounds

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2012 NFL Draft: 9 Prospects the New York Jets Should Target in the Early Rounds
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With the 2012 NFL Draft set to take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City Thursday evening, it is time to take a look at some of the guys the New York Jets might consider when it is their turn to draft in the early rounds.  In the first round, they will have the 16th pick, in the second round they will have 15th pick (47th overall) and in the third round they will have the 14th pick (77th overall).

Before the season ended there were already murmurs as to who the Jets were going to draft, considering the needs they were going to have going into the 2012 season.  Since then, mock drafts have constantly included an array of names as to who the Jets are going to draft, especially with their 16th overall pick on Thursday night.

Something else that has not really been made clear is whether or not general manager Mike Tannenbaum and the Jets will draft out of need or are going to take the best available player, which does not narrow down the slew of players they could draft.

With that, let's take a look at some of the players the Jets will want to target in the first three rounds (Thursday and Friday night) of this year's draft.

As always, feedback is welcome.  Enjoy!

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