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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Will the Jets Go Defense in the First Round Once Again?

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Some recent mock drafts have a defensive theme for the Jets.

Brad Biggs (Chicago Tribune)

20. Jets

Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State: Should be able to develop as a speedy playmaker in the middle of Todd Bowles' defense.

Hays Carlyon (Florida Times-Union)


MLB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

Comment: The Jets already have a scary defense, and adding Ragland would be tremendous value and fortify the front seven even more.

The Buffalo News

20. New York Jets. Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia. He needs to put on weight, but Floyd should give the Jets an immediate boost coming off the edge.

SB Nation's Giants Blog: Big Blue View

20) New York Jets -- Mackenzie Alexander (CB, Clemson)

Noah Spence is a popular name here but the Bills picked the Jets' pocket on this one. So they get a running mate for Darrelle Revis in Alexander. He is a confident and athletic corner with speed to burn, but he slips due to size and a lack of turnovers (granted, it's tough to get an interception if they aren't throwing at you).