The New York Jets have displayed a distinctive play style, especially over the past four years under head coach Rex Ryan. They play a slow-paced, tough style on both offense and defense. This tends to result in hard-fought, low-scoring games and requires a certain type of player.
With the upcoming switch on offense to the West Coast style under new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, some things will change but not everything. Expect the Jets to still run the ball, focus on the quality of the linemen in the trenches and demand toughness in all of their players.
The 2013 NFL draft features a wide array of players who could become immediate upgrades for the Jets' roster. With the No. 9 overall pick and seven total picks (one in each round), they will need to snag as many upgrades as they can.
Recently hired general manager John Idzik will face this daunting task. Fortunately for him, there will most likely be players available for him that fit the mold he needs.
Here are five players in the 2013 NFL draft who were born to play in New York for the Jets.