According to sources in Mobile, the Jets had three different meetings with Virginia offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson. The prospect was seen eating lunch with Jets GM Terry Bradway early in the week.
There is a good chance the Jets will pick Ferguson with the fourth pick of the first round. Ferguson would love to play for Gang Green, especially since he grew up 10 minutes from their Hempstead complex. Ferguson is from Freeport, Long Island.
Another first round offensive tackle prospect the Jets were seen huddling with was Auburn's Marcus McNeil.
The Jets were also showing interest in one of the drafts top guards - Georgia's Max Jean-Gilles. He is likely a second round possibility. Jonathan Vilma would love the Jets to add his fellow Haitian.
Another player the Jets were eyeing in Mobile is Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler. A couple of Jets officials were seen talking to the talented signal-caller whose stock is skyrocketing. It's possible the Jets could trade down and attempt to pick him a little later in the first round . . .
In coaching news, there is a good chance the Jets will add former players Richie Anderson and Bryan Cox to their coaching staff. Anderson is on Long Island waiting word from Jets brass.
"I interviewed for a position on the staff," said Anderson. "I can't say more than that. It's good to be around here again. A lot of players say they never want to coach. I wasn't one of them. I saved all my plays and playbooks, in case one day I wanted to do this."
The likely additions of Cox and Anderson will help new coach Eric Mangini in the discipline department. Both players were great leaders during their playing days.
As for the open offensive coordinator position, it seems to be a three-man race between Eagles quarterback coach Pat Shurmur, Chargers quarterback coach Brian Shottenheimer and former Texans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer.
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