Draft rumours are starting to fly now and one of them involves the Jets. File this partly under stating the obvious and partly under slightly interesting.
According to an unnamed source (of course) who spoke to ESPN.com reporter Sal Paolantonio, O.J Howard could well be the selection for the Jets tonight at 6 because they see him as "An immediate Pro-Bowl-level player".
Now saying that O.J Howard is high on the Jets draft board is stating the obvious. I'm sure he's very high on many draft boards. Saying they believe he's an immediate Pro-Bowler to me indicates they believe he's a top 10 talent.
This could of course all be part of a ploy to entice someone else to go for him, or trade up ahead to get him, increasing their chances of landing a player they really want. It's all a chess match from here on out, so we can talk about all the rumours...but I would take every single one of them with a pinch of salt.
It's also worth noting that since Macc and Bowles took over, there hasn't been a ton of accurate info leaks to the media.