1st round mock full Jets mock...
1 - St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB
Rams are torn between getting one of the DT's or QB. Recent success of 1st year QB's makes it more palatable to take the QB here.
2 - Detroit Lions: Russell Okung, OT
As with the Rams one of the DT's looks tempting but investing in a franchise QB and then not building the o-line is pure stupidity and a sure way to ruin your QB. Top rated LT trumps top rated DT.
Trade: Seattle trades up from 6 to 3 with Tampa for #40 (2nd), #101 (4th) to get ahead of Washington.
3 - Seattle Seahawks: Jimmy Clausen, QB
Seahawks want to give Pete Carroll a QB to work with right away.
Trade: Washington, left out in the cold once again when they want a QB trades back from 4 to 9 with Buffalo. Buffalo gives up #41 (2)
4 - Buffalo Bills: Ndamukong Suh, DT
Bills were 30th vs the run last year and thus move up to take the potnetially dominant DT.
Trade: Tampa Bay after earlier trading down trade up to #5 with Kansas city once they see one of the DT's still on board. Pioli has a history of accumulating lots of picks. Tampa Bay gives up #98 (4), #162 (6)
5 -Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy, DT
Trade: Kansas City trades down again, this time with San Francisco. San Francisco gives up #49 (20), #110 (4)
6 - San Francisco 49ers: Eric Berry, S
Frisco was 21st vs the pass last year and trade up to get Berry.
7 - Cleveland: Joe Haden, CB
Hadens slowish 40 time at the combine might have put a few people off but Holmgren and Mangini have visions of a Revis like play making CB.
8 - Oakland Raiders: Trent Williams, OT
Old Al Davis as we know favors the combine numbers and pure athlete which leads many to project Bruce Campbell here but Williams also had very impressive combine numbers.
9 - Washington Redskins: Bryan Bulaga, OT
Redskins missed out one one of the QB's but Bulaga is a nice consolation prize.
Trade: New England trades up from 22 to 10 with Jacksonville. The Jags get #44 (2), #116 (4)
10 - New England Patriots: C.J. Spiller, RB
The Pats do not have a big history of trading up but rather down. However Pioli is gone and the Pats have learned a lesson from the Jets success. With Welker being a question mark next year and no real weapon from the RB position the Pats try and take some pressure off Brady by getting a game breaking RB.
11 - Denver Broncos: Taylor Mays, S
The Broncos starting safeties are old as dirt. Mays may have his faults but his athletic ability is too hard for the Broncos to pass up. Many feel the Broncos will jump all over Dez Bryant for this pick but they are going out of their way to dump one talented WR with character questions, they may not be so quick to draft another one.
12 - Miami Dolphins: Dez Bryant, WR
The Dolphins really need help at WR and are willing to take the gamble on Bryant.
13 - Kansas City Chiefs: Anthony Davis, OT
The Chiefs trade down twice in the 1st round and take an OT to compliment Brandon Albert.
14 - Seattle Seahawks: Charles Brown, OT
The Seahawks come out of the 1st round smelling like a rose after getting the QB they wanted and a potential LT replacement for Walter Jones.
15 - New York Giants: Rolando McClain, ILB
The Giants have allowed Antonio Pierce and Danny Clark to become free agents, they were middle of pack vs the run last year.
16 - Tennessee Titans: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE
Tennessee let Kyle Vandenbosch go to Detroit, they need someone to rush the passer.
17 - San Francisco 49ers: Bruce Campbell, OT
The Niners traded up to get Eric Berry in a bold move and add to the o-line with Bruce Campbell.
18 - Pittsburgh Steelers: Kyle Wilson, CB
The Steelers have struggled with on again off again CB play over the last few years. They were 16th vs the pass last year.
19 - Atlanta Falcons: Derrick Morgan, DE
John Abraham only had 5.5 sacks last year. The Falcons are very happy that Morgan falls to them.
20 - Houston Texans: Devin McCourty, CB
Houston lost Dunta Robinson to the Falcons thus they draft a replacement.
21 - Cincinnatti Bengals: Mike Iupati, OG
Cincy's offense tailed off badly last year and they feel they need to improve the interior of the o-line with the best OG prospect.
22 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Carlos Dunlap, DE
The Jags traded back to aquire more picks. They got burned by trading up for Derrick Harvey in the past but are willing to take a chance on Dunlap at this point in the 1st round.
23 - Green Bay Packers: Earl Thomas, S
The Packers watched with dismay as most of the top rated o-lineman went before their pick. Atari Bigby gets hurt a lot and Nick Collins is an on again off again player.
24 - Philadelphia Eagles: Sean Weatherspoon, LB
The Eagles cut a Witherspoon and draft a Weatherspoon.
25 - Baltimore Ravens: Dan Williams, DT
The Ravens have shown an amazing talent in being able to shift D-lineman of all sizes around on their d-line. Though not a huge priority Williams is too tough to pass up here.
26 - Arizona Cardinals: Sergio Kindle, OLB
The Cards lost a play maker in Dansby and need to find a pass rusher.
27 - Dallas Cowboys: Daryl Washington, LB
This will be one of the surprises of the 1st round, Washington going before his TCU teammate Jerry Hughes. The Cowboys had ancient Keith Brooking play a lot of snaps last year.
28 - San Diego Chargers: Ryan Matthews, RB
The Chargers need a starting calibre RB, the question is how soon do they take one in the draft.
29 - New York Jets: Brandon Graham, OLB
The draft falls in a beautiful fashion for the Jets and they get this productive OLB prospect.
30 - Minnesota Vikings: Kareem Jackson, CB
Vikings were 19th vs the pass last year and have some age creeping up at CB.
31 - Indianapolis Colts: Brian Price, DT
The Colts are another very happy team in that a guy who fits their system falls to them.
32 - New Orleans Saints: Everson Griffin, DE
The team that does a better job of pressuring the QB in the last three superbowls have won the game. Saints are set in most other areas.
New York Jets Draft:
Trade: The Jets trade Leon Washington to Green Bay for the 86th pick (3rd round)
1 (29) Brandon Graham - OLB - Michigan
2 (61) Morgan Burnett - S - Georgia Tech
3 (86) Ben Tate - RB - Auburn
4 (121) Mike Neal - DT(DE) - Purdue
5 (159) Tony Washington - OT - Abilene Christian
6 (188) Emmanuel Sanders - WR/KR - SMU
7 (220) Aaron Berry - CB - Pittsbrugh
why teams dont draft certain positions
1) they got burnt
Tuna stays away from first round WR because of Keyshawn.
Andy Reid doesn't want to take a defensive end because of Jerome McDougle getting shot. He probably wont take a guard in round 1 any time soon because of Shawn Andrews.
2) not valuing certain position from a salary cap (money) perspective.
historically, Pats dont value LB, Eagles dont value LBs, Jets dont value WR. Many teams dont value OG as highly as others. many GM wont take a first round safety on principle
Can teams go away from their history or bad experience, yes but it has to be just the right player.