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10-6, 2nd in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

When first-round pick Darron Lee (Ohio State) becomes a starter for the Jets at inside linebacker, he'll line up alongside veteran David Harris, a proud Michigan alum. Inside LBs coach Mike Caldwell pointed that out to Lee soon after he was picked. "That's all water under the bridge," Lee said with a laugh. "I didn't play when he was playing so we can put all that rivalry stuff behind us. It'll be all about helping us win games."

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Jets pick LB Darron Lee in first round

It's always about defense in the first round with the New York Jets, who selected Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee with the 20th pick.

Thumbs up or down: Darron Lee

The Jets selected a defensive player in the first round for the seventh consecutive year. Was passing on a quarterback the right move? Rich Cimini answers

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan (left) said they talked to teams about trading up. Sounds like they were worried about the Bills taking LB Darron Leev at 19, but the Bills picked DE Shaq Lawson. The Jets stayed at 20 and got their man.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Darron Lee will play inside linebacker for the Jets, behind veteran Erin Henderson in the "Mo" position. David Harris plays the "Mike."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said he doesn't envision Muhammad Wilkerson being traded.


Darron Lee is a playmaker

Darron Lee, drafted by the Jets, becomes the fifth Ohio State player taken in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Field Yates says the upside the OLB brings is he can play four downs and could be a playmaker for Todd Bowles' squad.

Darren Lee is a playmaker (0:48)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Darron Lee's impact should come early in the Jets sub-packages. Speed and versatility to align in multiple spots. Can walk out over the slot, cover space in zone coverage and run with tight ends.

Stats & Info

Bio Blast: Darron Lee

The Jets made Darron Lee the fifth Buckeye selected in the first round of the draft with the No. 20 pick. Lee recorded 12 sacks and 27.5 tackles for loss in two seasons with Ohio State.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With the 20th pick, the Jets select Ohio State LB Darron Lee. They took him over LB Myles Jack and QB Paxton Lynch. Lee is undersized, but fast. The Jets want to improve their team speed.

Jets select Darron Lee at No. 20

The N.Y. Jets have taken OLB Darron Lee, the fifth Buckeye taken, with the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Results & analysis


McShay scouting report: Darron Lee

Get to know the newest Jet, No. 20 overall pick Darron Lee. Todd McShay breaks down the former Ohio State linebacker.

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The Jets have not drafted an offensive player in the first round since 2009 (Mark Sanchez). The six straight seasons without taking an offensive player in the first round is the longest active streak in the NFL.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are on deck, with Rex Ryan on the clock. A number of options for the Jets: Laquon Treadwell, Myles Jack, Josh Doctson.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Could the Jets trade up for LB Myles Jack? Terrific player and would fill a need, but there questions about his knee. It would be a bold move, based on input from team doctors.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Six picks before the Jets are on the clock. Still available: Myles Jack, Shaq Lawson, Josh Doctson, Laquon Treadwell, Taylor Decker and Reggie Ragland.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

At 20, the Jets have to be prepared to make a tough decision, just in case one or two falling stars are available -- Myles Jack (knee) and Laremy Tunsil (off-the-field issues).

Mocks: Who will the Jets draft at No. 20?

A look at whom the ESPN experts think New York will pick at No. 20 in Round 1 of tonight's NFL draft (8 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN):

  • Mel Kiper Jr.: Keanu Neal, S, Florida
  • Todd McShay: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
  • Louis Riddick: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
  • NFL Nation: Lynch
NFL draft cheat sheet (Insider)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

To honor the late Winston Hill, who passed away on Tuesday, the Jets set up a Hill tribute in their lobby showcase. Hill, 74, was one of the most decorated players in franchise history.

Team Stats

Passing Yards253.613th
Rushing Yards116.810th
Points For24.211th
Points Against19.69th

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