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McKnight still looking for role with Jets

Finally settled into his own skin, Rex Ryan now has to find the right spot to play him

Updated: October 8, 2011, 12:20 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Joe McKnight was nearly a cornerback in college. That's how most programs envisioned the wiry, young high school senior from New Orleans. But when Pete Carroll walked into his living room, with McKnight's skeptical mother and grandmother looking on, Carroll brought charts showing the odds of a USC player making it to the NFL compared with other colleges.

"You want me to play running back?" McKnight asked Carroll. "And he was like 'Yeah, I want you to play whatever you ...

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