It's been years since a single draft has mattered so much to the New York Jets franchise. With the organization in shambles, new general manager John Idzik needs to make all the right moves this offseason or the team could continue its collapse.
The first round of the draft is where stars are born. A Darrelle Revis, a Patrick Willis or an Adrian Peterson could be selected with the first 32 picks.
However, a Vernon Gholston, a JaMarcus Russell or an Aaron Maybin could also be hiding within the first round. It's critical that New York does not select the latter with the ninth overall pick, as a single crucial mistake could diminish the Jets even more.
With this in mind, here are the top options for New York in the first round of the 2013 draft.