Originally Posted by Eckesg1
I dont know if anybody wanted to trade up to that spot.
Also about the safe pick, it was probably because we had David Harris that we didn't draft Mayo. We felt pretty secure at ILB. We needed a pass rusher and Gholston had the most upside as a pass rusher.
Well, the Saints did trade for the pick after the Jets. So it does stand to reason, that they would have considered an offer to move to the Jets' spot.
With the Jets being in a 3-4, Harris would only secure one position. The Jets were forced to go with converted DE, David Bowens, as the starter next to Harris. He was ok at best. The next year the Jets paid a hefty sum to Bart Scott to be the ILB next to Harris. I agree OLB was a need, but so was ILB.