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Round: 1, Pick: 29
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State The Jets needed another corner, and they landed a good one in Wilson, who raised his stock with an impressive Senior Bowl week. He's also a very good punt returner, which fills another need. The level of competition is a concern, and he didn't have eye-popping production (11 interceptions) in four seasons, but this is a passing league and you can never have too many corners.
Round: 2, Pick: 29 (Overall: 61)
Vladimir Ducasse, OT, UMass Ducasse is regarded by some talent evaluators as a long-term project, but the Jets believe he may be able to compete immediately at left guard or right tackle. If they put him at left guard, it means incumbent LG Alan Faneca -- a nine-time Pro Bowl selection -- could be released or traded. Ducasse is a raw talent, as he didn't start playing football until his junior year of high school in Stamford, Conn., but he has nice upside. He struggled in pass protection at the Senior Bowl, which explains why the Jets are thinking he might be better at left guard. The organization has tremendous faith in line coach Bill Callahan, and Callahan apparently believes Ducasse can compete immediately for a starting job.
Round: 4, Pick: 26 (Overall: 124)
Joe McKnight, RB, USC Another running back? McKnight, who never quite lived up to expectations at USC after a legendary high school career in Lousiana, never carried the ball more than 164 times in a season and has been nicked up throughout his career. The Jets believe he has the skill set to be a third-down back (hence the Leon Washington trade) and he also has experience as a kick returner. But was this pick really necessary? They should've addressed their aging defensive line.
Round: 5, Pick: 8 (Overall: 139)
John Conner, FB, Kentucky Rex Ryan's favorite player in the draft, according to GM Mike Tannenbaum. Connor (5-11, 240) is a traditional fullback, a blue-collar thumper. He will learn from the ageless Tony Richardson, and take over Richardson's job in 2011. Connor, known as "The Terminator," isn't going to wow anybody with his running or catching skills, but he'll knock linebackers on their rear ends. Check out the new-look backfield: LaDainian Tomlinson, Joe McKnight and Connor. Gone: Thomas Jones and Leon Washington.