2011 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Thinks New York Jets Will Draft Phil Taylor
Todd McShay's 2011 NFL Mock Draft Has the Jets Going for Taylor
The New York Jets' defense didn't quite live up to its billing in 2010, but it was still pretty good. The Jets allowed fewer than 20 points and 300 yards per game, and they also piled up 40 sacks.
Nevertheless, the Jets have some needs. They could use a defensive end and an outside linebacker, and they would do well to add a body or two in the secondary as well. ESPN's Todd McShay recognizes those needs, but he has the Jets taking Baylor nose tackle Phil Taylor with the No. 30 pick in his latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft (can only be accessed with ESPN Insider).
As McShay sees it, how Taylor fits in with the Jets is pretty simple:
Taylor is the kind of massive nose tackle (334 pounds) who can eat up space and be a centerpiece in New York's 3-4 defense.
Taylor is not the kind of player that is going to get after quarterbacks, but opposing running backs are going to have to work hard to run around him. He is indeed going to eat up space, and that should help free up New York's linebackers to do some damage.
My Pick: Phil Taylor
No argument here. Great pick.
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