2013 NFL Draft: New York Jets Select Sheldon Richardson With the 13th Pick

Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE

With their second pick of the first round, the Jets took defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson of Missouri.

Richardson is a guy with potential, albeit unpolished. Sounds interesting, right? I mean if there is one spot where the Jets should have confidence in their coaching developing young talent, it's the defensive line with Karl Dunbar.

The problem is the Jets used their first round pick the last two years on Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples, guys who play the same position. Richardson profiles to be an end when the Jets play a 3-4 base defense. He profiles as a guy who plays the three technique in the 4-3. This is where Coples and Wilkerson are suited to play.

Where exactly is Richardson going to play? Was he so much better than everybody else on the board that you make a luxury pick at the one spot on the field you have top young talent instead of addressing a position of need with Jarvis Jones or Star Lotulelei let alone the offense?

Good prospect. Puzzling fit.

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