NEW YORK JETS
2010 record: 11-5, second place AFC East
2011 draft rundown
Six total picks (round): 30 (1), 94 (3), 126 (4), 161 (5), 194 (6), 208 (7)
Wide Receiver: Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes (RFA) and/or Brad Smith (also the team's kick returner) may not return as free agents.
Outside Linebacker: Rush linebackers Calvin Pace and Jason Taylor are aging, Vernon Gholston was released, and Bryan Thomas won't be back.
Defensive Ends: Team needs bodies and they need to find a strong, active, young force to replace Shaun Ellis eventually.
Strong Safety: The Jim Leonhard/Eric Smith safety combination could be upgraded.
Quarterback: There's little talent behind Mark Sanchez, so finding a young back-up could be in the team's plans.
First round focus
--With their top receivers capable of hitting the free agent market when the lockout ends, the Jets may be looking at one of the second-tier receivers at the end of the first round. But an aging front seven and the release of 2008 top-ten pick Vernon Gholston is more likely to force defensive-minded head coach Rex Ryan to find an rush linebacker or defensive lineman capable of playing end or tackle in the 3-4 with their top selection.
Five names on Jets' board
--DE Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple
--DT Phil Taylor, Baylor
--OLB Justin Houston, Georgia
--OLB Martez Wilson, Illinois
--WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
--Contributed by NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Chad Reuter