The always polarizing Mel Kiper, Jr. of ESPN has his latest mock Draft up. Unlike others we have seen, Mel has the Jets going with a safety in the first round.
* Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
I remain someone split on what the Jets could do here. It's not a secret that they must improve the defensive line from a pass-rush and depth standpoint, but in a deep draft at those positions, Rex Ryan should feel confident that he can get help later. Moore is the top safety in the class, and a guy who can cause even more problems for opposing quarterbacks facing down the creative Jets blitz packages. He can help create takeaways in the middle of the field.
This is interesting. While the Jets' safety play improved later in the year, the corps could certainly use an upgrade. They could probably get by with what they had, but improvement is an option. I think the team could use a ball hawking safety for a few reasons. The first is that this coaching staff is likely to give Jim Leonhard a starting job back, which makes a cover safety a necessity to cover for Leonhard's deficiencies in this area. The second is Darrelle Revis. Revis shuts down half the field. He has officially reached the status where quarterbacks do not even look his way. Getting a play maker on the other side to potentially make plays to change a game could be helpful.
Do you think Moore can be that guy, or would the team be better served looking in a different direction at safety?