Because after Braylon and Cotch, we have nothing at receiver.
Smith is good for a gadget play here and there and is a solid return man, but he's never really refined his skills as a receiver and to be honest, I don't even think the Jets view him as a receiver anymore.
Clowney has never capitalized on his pre-season play. Marcus Henry has proven to be nothing more than TC fodder/PS material at this point.
I wouldn't really be in favor of drafting a WR in round 1, but I wouldn't be totally against it either. We seem to finally have our young, franchise QB. Might as well surround him with as many weapons as possible and set him up to be successful.
Ideally, I would want someone like Gilyard in round 2 or Shipley in the 4th.
Either way, I think we go with a receiver somewhere in the first 4 rounds.