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Jets tab Sheldon Richardson with the 13th pick

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The Jets got a player to try to fill the hole left by the Darrelle Revis trade with their first pick in the first round and now they’ve added another piece to what could be Rex Ryan’s last defense as the team’s head coach.

After taking up nearly the entire 10 minutes allotted for their pick, the Jets decided to pick Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. The long wait makes one think the Jets were trying to trade down without finding any buyers for their selection. That makes three first round picks in a row on defensive linemen, with Richardson following Quinton Coples and Muhammad Wilkerson to New Jersey.

Unlike Coples and Wilkerson, Richardson projects to line up on the inside of the line. With Sione Pouha gone, the Jets have a need for someone to fill that role so Richardson should have a good shot at starting from day one. Richardson is smaller than Pouha, but his quickness and ability to penetrate will be useful to a Jets team that needs to pressure more pockets in 2013.

If Ryan’s fighting for his job, the Jets are letting him do it on the defensive side of the ball. Given the state of the offense, that’s not a bad idea but the Jets will still need more help rushing quarterbacks if they are going to pitch shutouts every week.

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22 Responses to “Jets tab Sheldon Richardson with the 13th pick”
  1. catquick says: Apr 25, 2013 9:54 PM

    Baaaaad pick. ???????????????

  2. rajbais says: Apr 25, 2013 9:54 PM

    Rex Ryan’s way of trying to win: Get Outscored!!!

    I like Sheldon Richardson, but if you have no offense your defense will tire out and lose the game for you.

    Rex, enjoy being 4-12 next season!!!

  3. oaktown49er says: Apr 25, 2013 9:57 PM

    I was booing along with the Jets fans. I wanted the Niners to pick this guy up. I know the Jets need offense but seriously NY fans, this guy is awesome.

  4. melkipershero says: Apr 25, 2013 9:57 PM

    So the Jets, who have no offensive talent, take two defenders? Hey being a Rams fan isnt so bad :)

  5. green41563 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:58 PM

    Dumb pick. Jets don’t need him.

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:09 PM

    Hahaha fail!!

  7. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 25, 2013 10:10 PM

    The Jets don’t ever address their offense and just let Sanchez take the blame. I’m not saying Sanchez is elite or even good, but at least give the guy a chance.

  8. scoops1 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:19 PM

    Its obvoius to me the jets have no idea what the draft is all about

  9. jets4gold says: Apr 25, 2013 10:27 PM

    what the heck is wrong woth this team? they seem to always disappoint. top defensive team and worse offense. I can’t take another year of misery. so irritated

  10. jr507 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:27 PM

    Anyone badmouthing this pick does not know football or Richardson. This team will be converting to a 4-3 undoubtedly. Coples, Richardson, Ellis, Wilkerson. That’s a lot of under 25 talent.

  11. omegalh says: Apr 25, 2013 10:49 PM

    Its smart to badmouth this pick bc DTs have a high bust rate. However, if he pans out, the jets D line is rock solid.

  12. grqeen says: Apr 25, 2013 10:56 PM

    Dumb pick

    Last 4 years Have had 5 1st rd pick took 3 DL and 2 CB. In the 1st 3 rounds they spent 8 picks on D players and 3 on Offense (1 of those was a trade for Braylon Edwards).

    They have no Offense and wonder why Sanchez isn’t good.

  13. davikes says: Apr 25, 2013 11:56 PM

    If Rex is running the draft, this is what he is thinking: I’m going to get fired, I might as well build a good defense so I can get hired as a DC right away.

    If Idzik (or whatever his name is) is running the draft, this is what he is thinking: I’m going to fire Rex after next season, and the new offensive minded head coach is going to want to draft his own QB anyway. So I’m shoring up the D.

  14. green41563 says: Apr 26, 2013 12:17 AM

    jr507 says:
    Apr 25, 2013 10:27 PM
    Anyone badmouthing this pick does not know football or Richardson. This team will be converting to a 4-3 undoubtedly.
    ______________________________

    Never happen.

  15. rcali says: Apr 26, 2013 12:18 AM

    With no franchise QB’s available, I’m not surprised the Jets went with defense. Adding a top offensive player is not going to make Sanchez good over night.

  16. peepeetoucher says: Apr 26, 2013 2:14 AM

    To all the people who say they have no offense so why waste a pick on a defense player. I have to ask you what offensive players did they pass up? Cooper and Warmack were gone. No tackles. Eifert was the only one that wasn’t a reach and he went 8 picks later. What value was there in the Jets wheelhouse on offense? Still plenty of good players left in this draft.

  17. lrjets says: Apr 26, 2013 6:14 AM

    jets4gold says:Apr 25, 2013 10:27 PM

    what the heck is wrong woth this team? they seem to always disappoint. top defensive team and worse offense. I can’t take another year of misery. so irritated

    I kinda agree.
    The Jets offense is anemic at best, and Rex is so defense-oriented, Idzik went along.
    OTOH, we have so many holes, blowing up the team means we have to start somewhere. I hope we go offense later on. We have no O-line to speak of. Any chance for Chris Ivory?

  18. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Apr 26, 2013 7:23 AM

    D-Line set! I’m surprised though to see Ryan has so much influence over the draft, but his competent defensive eye for talent is one of the few areas that I trust about him.

    Not the worst strategy to infuse the strength of team (defense) with some top talent.

    The draft has good depth in offensive players so I’m not worried we’ll tinker with that the rest of the way.

  19. jets4gold says: Apr 26, 2013 7:35 AM

    Jets will not go to the 4-3 that’s not Ryan.

  20. jonkybon says: Apr 26, 2013 8:31 AM

    The Jets used their entire allotted time in an effort to trade back. This is a top heavy draft for defense and OLine.

    They didn’t view any offensive prospects worthy of the 13th pick and couldn’t find a trade down deal they liked. So they took the highest rated player on their board.

    The Jets used two of eight picks, I tend to believe they will get some offensive help as well. with most of the remaining six selections.

  21. steelerben says: Apr 26, 2013 11:11 AM

    There isn’t a lot of sense in rebuilding the offesnse this season. With trying to tack Mark Sanchez into the Revis trade, all of the talk of Ryan being gone next year, and the third offensive coordinator in three years everything adds up to using the picks to begin the rebuild on defense where Ryan is strong and then rebuild the offense starting next year under a new head coach that will want to bring in players for his system.

  22. llauny says: Apr 27, 2013 8:35 PM

    DeWayne Robertson for 2013?! Hopefully not!

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