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5-11, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets, picking six, are hoping two defensive linemen – Myles Garrett and Solomon Thomas – go 1-2. They don't need a defensive lineman, and it would push players they covet down to them. They're looking at safety (Jamal Adams or Malik Hooker) and tight end (O.J. Howard). I'd be surprised if they pick a quarterback.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

No team since the 1970 merger has drafted more tight ends in the first round than the Jets -- five. The most recent pick was Dustin Keller in 2008. Get this: Not one of them made the Pro Bowl at tight end. Jerome Barkum was drafted as a tight end, but made it in 1973 as a wide receiver. They could make it six tonight if they pick Alabama's O.J. Howard.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Greetings from Florham Park, N.J., home of the Jets. They will be on the clock in about three hours. With the sixth pick, their choice could be between Ohio State S Malik Hooker and Alabama TE O.J. Howard. Each one would fill a huge need. Scouts tell me Howard is a safer pick because, unlike Hooker, he has no injury issues.

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Jets source tells Sal Paolantonio that Alabama TE O.J. Howard looks like "an immediate Pro Bowl level player." Howard, Jets coaches believe, can make an impact in the offense of new offensive coordinator John Morton, who came from the Saints, who featured former TE Jimmy Graham. Howard could be the pick at 6, Paolantonio reports.

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Sal Paolantonio just talked to Jets' GM Mike Maccagnan. When asked if he was one of those front office executives who spoke with Ohio State CB Gareon Conley, he replied, "We are doing what a lot of other teams are doing right now. We are doing our due diligence."

ESPN Staff  

Which player will the Jets take at No. 6? Here are the final projected picks from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, plus the players Louis Riddick and NFL Nation would select: Kiper/McShay – O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama; Riddick/NFL Nation – Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Jaguars pick QB Deshaun Watson at No. 4, as some are speculating, it could cause RB Leonard Fournette to tumble to the Jets at No. 6. That would put GM Mike Maccagnan's best-player-available philosophy to the test. Running back isn't a pressing need, but Fournette is one of the highest-rated players in the draft. I know of at least one team that has him No. 1 on their board. In that case, you take him and worry later about the depth chart.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have waived five players: RB Brandon Burks, WR Darius Jennings, LS Josh Latham, LB Jeff Luc and DL Julien Obioha. This puts the roster at 76, which gives them 14 openings for draft picks and undrafted free agents.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Some late draft buzz on the Jets: Hearing that Ohio State S Malik Hooker is very much in play with the sixth pick, per source. They also like LSU S Jamal Adams, but he may not last to six. The interest in safeties may explain why the Jets have been non-committal on whether they will exercise the fifth-year option for S Calvin Pryor. The deadline is next Wednesday. Hooker is recovering from off-season hip and hernia surgeries, but there doesn't appear to be any concern.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the Jets' Day 3 draft picks will be announced from FDNY EMS Station 26 in the Bronx, where the late Yadira Arroyo worked until last month. She was killed on the job when she was run over by a man who stole her ambulance. Her five sons, ranging in ages from 8 to 23, will participate in announcing the pick. MTA police officer Daniel McDade, who stopped the alleged killer, also will be on hand. A nice gesture by the Jets and the NFL.

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1dLouis Riddick

GM Mock Draft: Jets shore up secondary

Todd Bowles wants his corners to play more aggressively, and he could get one with great man-to-man instincts at the No. 6 spot.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Jets' pass defense struggled mightily last season, even with Darrelle Revis occupying one of the corner spots. The Jets could target a safety such as Jamal Adams or Malik Hooker in the first round of the draft to help boost the secondary.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Jets Joe Klecko and Brandon Moore will announce the team's second- and third-round picks, respectively, from the NFL draft in Philadelphia. It's a homecoming for Klecko, who was born in Chester, Pa., and attended Temple. This is the 40th anniversary of the 1977 draft, which produced Ring-of-Honor members Klecko and Wesley Walker.

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Jets pick Lattimore No. 6 in mock draft (1:37)
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3dTodd McShay

NFL draft buzz: Do the Jets want Trubisky?

Are the New York Jets really interested in Mitchell Trubisky, or are they bluffing with hopes that a team trades ahead of them? If true, Todd McShay thinks it's a strategy that makes sense.

Team Stats

Passing Yards216.627th
Rushing Yards112.612th
Points For16.830th
Points Against25.628th

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