Video: Jets GM John Idzik on the clock

April, 25, 2013
4/25/13
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The New York Jets are the biggest players in the first round of Thursday night’s NFL draft. New York has the No. 9 and No. 13 pick, which is a lot of draft capital to fill needs or move around the draft board. The Jets gained their second first-round pick last week after trading star cornerback Darrelle Revis.

However, none of this matters unless Jets first-year general manager John Idzik can make the right picks. There is a lot of pressure on Idzik, as he faces a long and tedious rebuild.

Idzik can go in a lot of different directions with his first two picks. Here are some possibilities via ESPN draft experts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. This week during the blogger mock draft, I projected LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo and West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin for New York.

The homework is done. Now, it's time to see if Idzik can produce.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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