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Todd McShay Mock Draft: Jets Load Up on Defense

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Todd McShay is out with a new mock draft. This one functions a bit differently from his typical mocks. He made picks that he believes would merit an A draft grade. The picks he makes for the Jets have a defensive flavor.

Round 1 (20): Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

Round 2 (51): Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky

Round 3 (83): Joshua Perry, ILB, Ohio State

Analysis: We downgraded Hargreaves a bit due to his less-than-ideal measurables (5-foot-10 frame and 30 5/8-inch arms), but he has the aggressiveness and confidence to develop into a quality starting CB on the outside. The Jets need one of those to play opposite Darrelle Revis after cutting Antonio Cromartie. Spence fell to the second round here because of his off-field mishaps, but he has skill set to develop into an impact pass-rusher in the NFL.

I think the odds of the Jets taking a corner early are better than a lot of people realize. It is a very important position in Todd Bowles' defense, and the team does have to start planning for a future without Darrelle Revis. Hopefully Revis' play plateaus, but the post-Revis era could conceivably begin as soon as 2017 if the Pro Bowler shows a steep decline this year.

What do you think of these picks?