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First Pick: Round 1, Pick 30
Yet again, the Jets failed their faithful fans by falling short of the Super Bowl. This time it was their play in one quarter that ended their run for the Lombardi Trophy. Had the Jets played like they did in the second half during the first or second quarter, they would have won the game and extended their season two more weeks. On top of the feeling of defeat, the Jets are not getting any younger.
There are many players advancing in age, and the windows for these players are slowly closing. The main concern right now would be the Jets defensive line. It may seem like I am obsessed with teams in the AFC East drafting linemen, but they are essential and these teams need them.
The Jets have not had much luck when it comes to their defensive line. Sure, last year they had Jason Taylor, who made some big plays. At defensive tackle, Sione Pouha stepped up as Kris Jenkins had a severe injury for the second year in a row.
The reality is, the Jets need a fresh player who will be able to provide quality seasons. Although the Jets have the 30th pick, there are still quality players that can be drafted late. The Jets may draft a player considered to be a sleeper by the name of Ollie Ogbu. Coming out of Joe Paterno's program at Penn State, the stocky Ogbu has the agility and strength that will fit Rex Ryan's defensive scheme of exotic blitzes, especially on third down.