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    Alabama defenders Mark Barron & Courtney Upshaw

    both are looking good today against Ole Miss. both seem like legitimate possibilities for the Jets early in the draft as far as need vs value goes. thoughts?

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    Mark Barron is a favorite of Hammers and Its true this player fits this defense. personally I'd rather they use a 2nd on him than a 1st but definitely the Jets could use either of those SEC Bangers in Rex's D.

    they don't have alot of needs by the way. For a 2-3 team everyone is down on, there's not alot of obvious holes on the roster that warrent a 1st round pick. RT, S, ILB possibly? none of those are rd 1 type of plays for this front office. they don't usually draft WR or OLB but it might be time to reload.

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    under Mike T they've drafted LT, C, CB, CB, QB, OLB, TE, DE all in the first round. that's a lot of positions; i don't think its fair to say "they don't do this, they don't do that." itll come down to finding a balance between BPA and need, per usual.

    yup. Upshaw is completely dominating. he's my choice for the Jets in 2012.
    Last edited by Jonathan; 10-15-2011 at 08:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    under Mike T they've drafted LT, C, CB, CB, QB, OLB, TE, DE all in the first round. that's a lot of positions; i don't think its fair to say "they don't do this, they don't do that." itll come down to finding a balance between BPA and need, per usual.

    yup. Upshaw is completely dominating. he's my choice for the Jets in 2012.
    I think was he is referring to is that Tanny cut his teeth under Parcells and Parcells never did put such a high value on WR. Also, with what we all perceive as a hole at the safety spot, they seem to fill with journeyman or career back ups. So I would agree that Tanny would probably be looking at a premium position over safety or WR in the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcola View Post
    I think was he is referring to is that Tanny cut his teeth under Parcells and Parcells never did put such a high value on WR. Also, with what we all perceive as a hole at the safety spot, they seem to fill with journeyman or career back ups. So I would agree that Tanny would probably be looking at a premium position over safety or WR in the first.
    true. but either way, Upshaw plays that premium position, which, unfortunately for us, is in need of a huge upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcola View Post
    I think was he is referring to is that Tanny cut his teeth under Parcells and Parcells never did put such a high value on WR.
    Parcells never put a high value on offensive linemen either but that didn't stop Tanny from drafting Brick and Mangold in the 1st round.

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    Not a huge fan of Barron but as Bit said, for a second he looks like solid value. Upshaw is build like a truck and is already a very complete player that should be able to step in from day one as a starter...

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