Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
My Grade: B+
I see the Jets' draft somewhere in between Kiper and Schalter.
I believe New York got terrific value for Dee Milliner, and he should be a solid player in Rex Ryan's defense from the get-go.
However, unlike the other analysts, I think that drafting Sheldon Richardson was a big mistake. Star Lotulelei and Sharrif Floyd were both still on the board, and both possess more complete games than Richardson.
I love the selection of Geno Smith in the second round, though, as New York got terrific value for the draft's best quarterback. While Smith has weaknesses he needs to mend, he provides the Jets with stability at the most important position on the field.
Brian Winters was a solid third-round pick who is capable of starting at guard in his first season, and Oday Aboushi could definitely take the pressure off Austin Howard at right tackle.
I also love the trade to get Chris Ivory from the Saints. Ivory provides the Jets with a powerful and ferocious runner, and he should form a solid running combination with Bilal Powell and Mike Goodson.
The biggest downside of New York's draft was the franchise's inability to draft a safety or outside linebacker, two of the team's biggest needs.
However, the Jets still had a solid draft class, and they should be an improved team next season as a result.