The Jets pick right now should be obvious

It is early, but the Jets first round pick in the upcoming draft right now is a no-brainer.

ESPN's Todd McShay is the latest expert to have the Jets picking Ohio State defensive end Vernon Gholston in his latest mock draft.

Gholston had 14 sacks as a junior, including three against Michigan.

While six might be a little high for Gholston, the Jets in such dire need of a dynamic edge pass rushing, they might not have much of a choice. Plus, if Gholston tests well at the combine and his personal workout, he might not look like as much of a reach at six.

Bryan Thomas was supposed to give the Jets a pass rushing threat at OLB this past season, but it didn't happen. He just doesn't seem to have great pass rushing instincts or top-shelf quickness off the edge. Gholston gets high marks in both of these areas.

Thomas' strength is stopping the run, not rushing the quarterback. His 8.5 sacks in 2006 now look like an aberration.

The Jets need a pass rushing OLB who strikes fear in the opposing line and quarterback. Gholston is that kind of guy.

Gholston reportedly has 4.65 speed, but that is clearly a projection.

Gholston certainly looks the part at 6-4, 260 pounds. And while he was mainly a rush end at Ohio State, he did drop into coverage on occasion.

Plus, he seems to have the kind of character the Jets desire.

Right now, the Jets picking Gholston at six seems like a no-brainer.

But a lot can happen between now on the draft. It is illegal to reprint this story on any message board or website. Violators are subject ot legal action.

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