Robertson would be perfect for the Jets

A major objective for the Jets in the upcoming draft is improving their defensive speed. There is a chance the Jets will pick defense with their first three selections (two number ones, and a two).

They could use an athletic, active defensive tackle, and will likely address this need with one of their two first round picks. The draft is loaded with defensive tackles rated as first round talents like Penn State's Jimmy Kennedy, Oklahoma State's Kevin Williams, Kentucky's DeWayne Robertson, Miami's William Joseph and Georgia's Johnathan Sullivan. So Jets shouldn't have any problem addressing this need in the first round. Kennedy and Joseph should be off the board when the Jets pick at 13, but the other three should be there. We think Robertson would be the best fit for the Jets. He's the type of squatty, athletic DT that Herman Edwards likes. If he's there, don't be shocked if he is the player the Jets grab. Sullivan is another possibility, but remember he was suspended for a game by Georgia coach Mark Richt this past season, so you wonder if there are some maturity issues. Remember he's coming out after his junior year.

The reason the Jets want to add another starting quality defensive tackle is because they rotate their defensive tackles a lot, and they need a stud to bring in so there is no dropoff when Josh Evans needs a breather at the three-technique tackle position. Larry Webster wasn't the answer last year, and the team isn't bringing him back. James Reed is solid at the backup nose tackle spots, but the team needs to give him a better partner, and Robinson would be a great fit.

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