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2011 NFL Draft Grades: The New York Jets Show Mark Sanchez a Lot of Love

Addition of RB and WR Show Jets Not Certain About Free Agency

The New York Jets filled needs on their defensive line, and then they just started grasping at straws.

Muhammad Wilkerson and Kenrick Ellis both project well for the Jets defense, assuming Ellis does not end up in jail on felony assault charges, and this was the good part of the draft.

The Jets took running back Bilal Powell and wide receiver Jeremy Kerley. Both will give Mark Sanchez more weapons on the offense, especially if the Jets fail to keep all three of their free agent wide receivers.

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The Jets also selected Greg McElroy, indicating they want to keep youth at the position even the backup role and showing they have every confidence in Sanchez to be the quarterback moving forward.

Scotty McKnight was the final pick for the Jets, and his role could be an emerging one depending on how many veterans the Jets are able to keep.

Grade: C+

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