Murphy on Mangold

Here are the thoughts from our draft insider John Murphy on the Jets second first round pick, Ohio State center Nick Mangold:

"Mangold gives the Jets a solid interior line presence for the next ten years, as he was clearly seen as the top-rated center," said Murphy. "He has the footwork and athleticism to shift outside to guard during the early portion of his career. He has the skill level of another former Big Ten center Steve Everitt, who had a standout career with Cleveland, Baltimore and Philadelphia after being selected in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft.

"The Jets then traded pick #35 in the second round to Washington for pick #53 in the second round, #189 in the sixth round and their second round pick in 2007, this gives the Jets a leg up for next year, as they now have a total of three picks in the first two rounds."

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