Will The Jets Move Up, Drop Back Or Wait For Value ?

Keith BennettCorrespondent IApril 22, 2010

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - JANUARY 21: Rex Ryan (L) addresses the media during a press conference after being introduced as the new Head Coach of the New York Jets as Owner Woody Johnson (C) and General Manager Mike Tannenbaum look on at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on January 21, 2009 in Florham Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
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 Recent history indicates the Jets aren't good sitters, though, Last April, they targeted both USC QB Mark Sanchez and Iowa RB Shonn Greene and moved up to get both players in the first and third rounds respectively. In 2008 the Jets moved into the first round to get Purdue TE Dustin Keller. Two tradeups in 2007 helped them acquire Pittsburgh CB Darrelle Revis in Round I and Michigan LB David Harris in the second round. Right now the Jets plan is simple - at 29 and wait for good player to fall in their lap. Thirty-somethings Kris Jenkins and Shaun Ellis aren't getting any younger. Coach Rex Ryan will need to replenish the defensive line sooner or later. Penn State's Jared Odrick (6-5, 296) has the versatillity to excel in Ryan's multiple-front look. The Jets' objective, according to sources, is to use their first-round pick on a wide body for the defensive line or a speed rusher who can make people forget about the Vernon Gholston mistake. Jared Odrick was Big Ten defensive player of the year, Odrick has the size and versatillity to fit into Rex Ryan's defense where it needs the most help. Drafting Odrick will make the Jets defense younger and stronger. Tannenbaum won't hesitate to nab Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty, who plays a bump-and-run style and is very good on special teams. Two players to watch on draft day. The Jets are just watching  for someone to be there at number 29.