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New York Jets' 2013 Draft Needs: OLB, OG, TE, WR, QB
Like the Oakland Raiders, the New York Jets are going through a renaissance this offseason.
A string of key players will not be back with the team in 2013, including DTs Mike DeVito and Sione Po'uha, RB Shonn Greene, TE Dustin Keller, LB Bart Scott, LB Calvin Pace, S Eric Smith, FS LaRon Landry and SS Yeremiah Bell.
Outside linebacker looks like it will be the team's focus with the No. 9-overall selection in the draft with Pace, the team's primary pass rushing threat, out of the picture.
After that, it is anybody's guess in which the Jets go. They could certainly use replacements for Keller and Green at the TE and RB positions. Both of those groups are deep but not spectacular in this draft, making the mid rounds a good place for new GM John Idzik to find replacements.
While the quarterback position may not be the focus of their first-round pick, it is certainly a hot topic this offseason. Mark Sanchez continued to struggle in 2012, prompting questions as to whether the Jets would stick with the former USC QB for the long term.
"Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the discussions between the Jets and Bucs have included the possibility of the Buccaneers assuming the contract of quarterback Mark Sanchez", according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
However, multiple sources indicated that there are currently no plans to include Sanchez in any deal that would ship CB Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay.
Whatever ends up happening, the Jets currently have four quarterbacks on their roster and would be best served to wait until the mid-to-late rounds of the draft to pick up a QB, if at all.