New York Jets Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

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New York Jets Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer
Bill Kostroun
Jets general manager John Idzik (left) and head coach Rex Ryan (right) enter their second draft together as GM and HC.

The New York Jets have 12 chances to improve their roster with a league-leading 12 selections in the 2014 NFL draft.

If it feels like an embarrassment of riches, that's because it is. At least it is, comparatively speaking, when considering the Jets had 13 picks in a three-year span from 2009 to 2011, the fewest in the league in that time period. 

The Jets will have a chance to put those picks to use beginning May 8. 

It could have been two weeks ago, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell basically admitted that the draft was delayed this year simply so people could continue talking about it for two more weeks. The extra time has allowed NFL teams, writers and fans to get more familiar with the prospects entering the league, though, so perhaps it's not completely useless.

So, in an effort to get everyone up to speed on the players to watch and the team's selections, let's take you through all the buzz, names and information you need to know before the draft.

Scouting information and combine numbers provided by CBS Sports and

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