Rex drafted Coples and MoWilk to be big solid run stoppers and to channel the backs toward the LB. Its a good theory if it was 1985 but sadly no one who plays the Jets stupidly runs up the middle play after play. They run stretch plays to take advantage of our bog slow LB core and on any 3rd down they put a RB or TE on one of our LBs and its an automatic first down.
Again we drafted players in the first to fill slots that most teams fill in the 3rd.
and we ignore positions (WR,RB, Elite pass rusher) that most teams fill early because they make an imediate impact.