With a good Senior Bowl and Combine, Auburn DE/OLB Quentin Groves could be a consideration. The Jets really need a dynamic 3-4 pass rushing outside linebacker, and the 6-3, 250 pound Groves, who runs under 4.5, could fill the bill.
Other college defensive ends who could project to NFL 3-4 OLB are USC's Lawrence Jackson and Virginia Tech's Chris Ellis. If these two test well, they might move into consideration for the sixth pick.
A player who could slip down to them at six is Virginia defensive end Chris Long. He played the 3-4 end position at a very high level for the Cavaliers. He was taught a great deal about the spot by Virginia coach Al Groh. The Jets could use a 3-4 end to play opposite Shaun Ellis. Kenyon Coleman is better suited to a reserve role. Long is a better athlete than the tightly-muscled Coleman.
It's unlikely the Jets will pick an offensive lineman like Boise State's Ryan Clady at six. They will probably look to fill their offensive line needs in free agency. The last thing they need to do is throw another youngster in the mix.
Of course Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum is always working the phones, so there is a good chance he will try and trade down.
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