Jets D can thrive without Revis

Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson allow Rex Ryan scheme flexibility

Originally Published: May 10, 2013
By Matt Bowen | Special to ESPN Insider

Heading into the 2013 NFL draft, the discussion surrounding the New York Jets focused on the degree to which they'd be able to upgrade a suspect offense that struggled to move the football and score points last season. So it almost looked like a gaffe to many when the Jets invested in two defensive prospects in the first round, including one defensive tackle who isn't seen as an ideal fit for New York's scheme. Couldn't they have traded down? Did they panic? Everybody asked questions.