Readers came through with a flurry of suggestions that evolved into an interesting race.
A lot of Pac-10 love there.
Regular voter zack10bearden weighed the options:
Akeem Ayers is probably the best pass rusher left, but I don't think he is angry enough for a Rex Ryan defense. They need Phil Taylor to make their current pass rushers better. The key to these 3-4 type defenses is the nose tackle and DEs making the OLBs better.Phil Taylor is a better value at 30
Reader willparuta21 wrote:
Brooks Reed is a monster. He has to be the pick here. Fastest split 10 time out of any DE at the combine. Everyone know that the only way to win the AFC East is if you can pressure Tom Brady. Brooks Reed will help the Jets do that from both the down lineman and outside linebacker position!
Our weeks-long project almost has reached its conclusion.
This is where we stand ...
New England Patriots: Baylor offensive lineman Danny Watkins
New York Jets: Arizona defensive end Brooks Reed
The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the mock clock with the 31st pick.
Even though we've gone through all the AFC East clubs, let's sprint through the finish line on these last two choices. Please submit your Steelers recommendation in the comments section below this article or in the underneath the link on my Facebook page.