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Ezeckiel Ansah, DE, Brigham Young; 4.63: High upside projects such as Quinton Coples and Ansuh are best coached by Rex Ryan and that guy up in Foxboro, IMO. It is starting to look as if Jarvis Jones will go to a team who does not need him to stop the run or cover pass receivers.

31) Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU; 4.81: In trade with San Francisco 49ers. YES, I’M ASSUMING THE TRADE ACTUALLY DOES IN FACT HAPPEN. Best athlete available and a pleasure to take him almost literally out of the hands of the World Champs. Helps us inside stopping the run and Minter is faster than that guy Bart Scott.

Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers; 4.71: I’m thinking Greene is as good as any other OLB, at least in stopping the run. I saw him and Arthur Brown a fair amount on the television and preferred Greene. Perhaps the Jets brain trust agrees.

Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia: A Brooklyn native, Aboushi has played both left and right tackle. Should be able to plug him in and start him right away, which the Jets need.

Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State; 4.75. First, we know Sims can block, because Michigan State always runs first. At 6-5, 262, he makes a good target and has great hands. Has had injuries, but seems to have gotten stronger since end of junior year. I would not be shocked to see Landry Jones, the Oklahoma quarterback, drafted here. Yet we have nominal quarterbacks and no real tight ends.

Josh Evans, FS, Florida; 4.58: I know there’s talk that the Jets will take TJ McDonald in the 4th round, but Evans is a better cover man and tackler.

6. Omoregie Uzzi, OG, Georgia Tech: Gave a vastly superior Florida State defense all it could handle in ACC title game.

Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech; 4.42: Maybe second best cover corner in ACC to Xavier Rhodes and a good deal faster. So why is he available in the 7th round? I don’t know. Dustin Harris of Texas A&M shut down Oklahoma’s vaunted receivers, such as Kenny Stills, last year, and he might not even get drafted. Proof that there’s a lot of talent to be signed as free agents in the days following the draft. His A&M teammate Spencer Nealy is another example. Examples I do not give lightly, as a Longhorn grad.

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