A look at the Jets 2012 draft picks
Kimberley Martin takes a look at the eight players taken by the Jets in the 2012 NFL Draft.
DE, North Carolina
1st round, No. 16 overall
-- Versatility will serve him well; he has played several positions on the defensive line.
-- Combination of speed, size and athleticism.
-- Can defend the run and rush the passer, although his work ethic has been questioned.
-- Had more sacks as a junior (10) than as a senior (7.5).
WR, Georgia Tech
2nd round, No. 43 overall
-- Based on his height, weight and speed, the Jets’ brass drew comparisons with wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
-- Hill, in the Yellow Jackets’ triple-option attack, averaged 29.3 yards on 28 catches.
-- Blew scouts away with his 4.3-second 40-yard dash.
LB, Arkansas St.
3rd round, No. 73 overall
-- Can run, hit and cover tight ends, making him a fit for inside linebacker.
-- Rated high by special-teams coordinator Mike Westhoff.
Safety, Wake Forest
6th round, No. 187 overall
-- A third-team All-American in college last year, Bush finished his senior season with 59 tackles and six interceptions.
-- Has experience at both cornerback and safety.
6th round, No. 202 overall
-- The power runner broke school records his senior year, churning out 1,547 yards and 21 touchdowns last season.
-- He also posted three games of 300-plus yards last year, including 417 yards and six touchdowns on 46 carries in a game against Clarksville.
ROBERT T. GRIFFIN
6th round, No. 203 overall
-- Has experience at both guard and tackle.
-- Earned All-Big 12 honors as a senior, made 12 starts last season at right guard and totaled 72 knockdowns.
Safety, South Carolina
7th round, No. 242 overall
-- His athleticism and defense against the run potentially could be an asset to the Jets’ thin secondary.
-- Played a non-traditional safety role at SC.
WR, Western Michigan
7th round, No. 244 overall
-- A big and powerful receiver that is considered by many to be NFL-ready.
-- Suffered ACL injuries in 2006 and 2008 while blocking in practice.
-- Had 140 receptions for 1,911 yards his senior year.