ESPN takes a look at how every team makes its decisions come Draft day. Here is what they say about the Jets.
General manager Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan enter their third draft together. Top college scout Joey Clinkscales is highly respected in the business, but Ryan has considerable say on whom the team selects, especially when it comes to defensive players. Tannenbaum isn't afraid to make moves on the fly, executing several trades to move up and select key players: quarterback Mark Sanchez, running back Shonn Greene, cornerback Darrelle Revis and linebacker David Harris.
I have also heard that the scouts hold considerable sway over Tannenbaum, who is not a football personnel man by trade. He is an attorney who is a numbers guy. Former team general manager Terry Bradway, who made his name in the league as an excellent scout, is influential on matters such as these also.