It's no secret that the New York Jets have a ton of holes to fill on the roster.
From impending free agents to salary cap casualties to players who performed poorly, there will be a number of players from the current Jets roster whom you will never see in green and white again.
The NFL draft is going to be the main route the Jets use to rebuild their roster.
Their current salary cap situation isn't crippling, but it isn't ideal either. They need to find multiple NFL-ready players at key positions who can come right in and start immediately.
The 2012 draft provided the Jets with Quinton Coples, Stephen Hill, Antonio Allen and Demario Davis. They were players who contributed in 2012, but they were mostly projects rather than impact players from the start.
The Jets can't be expected to find seven key players in one NFL draft, but they better come pretty close to that. They would do themselves a huge favor to acquire extra picks through trades and build from there.
Rex Ryan can't afford for the Jets to draft players who need two or three years to develop. His job is on the line and he needs to win immediately.
The Jets need players at every skill position and that's just a start.
Here's a look at the eight biggest draft needs for the Jets in 2013.