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The Jets' highly ranked defense is getting older, but a good draft can infuse youth

Updated: April 20, 2011, 8:25 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Ask Rex Ryan if he wants to draft a pass rusher, and this is what you get: stats.

The New York Jets' coach will say his team finished third in total defense and eighth in sacks. Next he will look at you kind of funny and say, "If we need pass rushers, how about all these other teams?"

It seems like a valid point, but this is one of those situations where the numbers don't tell the whole truth. For all their defensive accomplishments, the Jets do need a pass rusher. They ...

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