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The defensive backfield is an interesting spot for New York. After trading star cornerback Darrelle Revis and allowing Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry to leave, the defensive backfield is ready for some new faces. It is debatable whether or not the tandem of Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson can hold the fort at cornerback. In either case, there are needs at safety.
The Jets have two picks in the top half of the first round: No. 9 and No. 13. Either pick could potentially be used on a defensive back.
Dee Milliner is the most intriguing choice at cornerback. However, his value is so high at the moment that he might not even reach the Jets at No. 9. Kenny Vaccaro is likely to be the top free safety off the board, and at strong safety Jonathan Cyprien is a player the Jets should consider.
Rounding out the big board are Desmond Trufant and Johnthan Banks. Desmond Trufant is the brother of Isaiah Trufant, who plays for the Jets.
All five of these defensive backs are strong candidates to be first-round selections.
|Overall ||Position ||Player ||School ||Height ||Weight
|1 ||CB ||Dee Milliner ||Alabama ||6'1'' ||198
|2 ||FS ||Kenny Vaccaro
||Texas ||6'1'' ||218
|3 ||CB ||Desmond Trufant ||Washington ||6'0'' ||186
|4 ||SS ||Jonathan Cyprien
||Florida International ||6'0'' ||210
|5 ||CB ||
Johnthan Banks ||Mississippi State ||6'1'' ||185
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