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Jets address LB needs in Round 5: Iowa State's Jeremiah George

The linebacker position was somewhat overlooked heading into this year's draft, but the Jets added depth to the inside linebacker spot by adding Iowa State's Jeremiah George (154th overall) in Round 5.

Though he's only 5-11 and 234 pounds, George was one of the best linebackers in the nation in 2013. He also had a good showing at his Pro Day: 30 reps on the bench, a 4.66 40 time and a...

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Jets add a "Bull Dozier" to OL in Round 4

The Jets wrapped up Round 4 by selecting Furman offensive tackle Dakota Dozier´137th overall.

At 6-3 1/2 and 313 pounds, it's no surprise he earned the nickname "Bill Dozier" in school. The former high school wrestler, mostly played left tackle during his college career but he's expected to be used at the guard spot. The Jets currently have veteran Willie Colon at right guard and last year's...

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Jets select a pass-catchers to start Round 4

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The Jets entered Round 4 armed with nine picks -- and they used their first two picks of the morning to improve their offense and special-teams play.

Using the pick they acquired in the Darrelle Revis deal, the Jets selected Oklahoma receiver/returner Jalen Saunders 104th overall Saturday. Eleven picks later, they grabbed UCLA wideout Shaquelle Evans.

Barely...

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Amaro thought he'd be Jets’ first-round pick

Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro during warms

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Jace Amaro won’t soon forget his Day 1 snub.

The former Texas Tech tight end -- who was taken 49th overall Friday by the Jets -- said he expected to be drafted long before the second round got underway.

“Honestly I thought the Jets were going to pick me with the first pick, just cause of the vibe I had when I met with the staff up there and it just felt right,” Amaro said in an ESPN...

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Idzik confirms Jets tried to trade up in Round 2

John Idzik talks during a news conference ahead

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With 12 picks heading into Thursday night, it was a foregone conclusion that the Jets would – at some point – try to move up or down in the draft order.

And when Round 1 came and went without a hint of the Jets seeking to change position, it seemed Friday would be the perfect time for them to move up for a potent offensive weapon.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Jets were...

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Jets address cornerback needs, draft Maryland's Dexter McDougle

The Jets drafted Maryland corner Dexter McDougal.

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The Jets finally addressed their cornerback needs in Round 3 of the NFL draft – and raised some eyebrows in the process.

With the 80th overall pick Friday night, the Jets selected Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle.

He may not be a well-known name to some football fans, but the 5-10, 196-pounder can play when healthy.

"He’s the type of player you had your eyes on him early on,"...

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Jets upgrade offense, take Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro at No. 49

Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro makes a

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The Jets just felt right to Jace Amaro.

This was the place the Texas Tech tight end wanted to be. But when the first round of the NFL draft came and went without his name being called, he began to worry a bit.

But in the end, the Jets got their man – and Amaro got a new home.

“It’s the greatest day of my life,” the 6-5, 265-pound said on a conference call Friday night, shortly...

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Rex: Jets weren't interested in Johnny Football at No. 18

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel laughs during an NFL

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The Jets had a chance to snatch up Johnny Manziel when he plummeted out of the Top 15 Thursday night. But Rex Ryan put to bed any speculation about the organization being interested in the former Texas A&M quarterback at pick No. 18.

Asked Friday on ESPN radio if the Jets discussed the possibility of taking Manziel, Ryan replied: “Nah. I tell you what, he was a tremendous player in college,...

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With top cornerbacks off the board, Jets fill safety need

Calvin Pryor poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

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The Jets bolstered their secondary in Round 1 of the NFL draft by drafting a Louisville slugger of sorts. Rather than trade up into the Top 15, the Jets stood pat and eventually selected safety Calvin Pryor with the 18th overall pick. 

The Jets had their sights set on a couple of cornerbacks in particular: Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert and Kyle Fuller from Virginia Tech. But Gilbert...

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Idzik won't say if Jets considered Johnny Football

Johnny Manziel, from Texas A&M, waits backstage during

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Admit it. You thought it could happen. 

With Johnny Manziel still sitting in the green room at Radio City Music Hall, some Jets fans allowed themselves to consider (albeit, for a moment) the possibility of “Broadway Johnny.”

The Cowboys’ somewhat surprising decision to pass on Manziel at No. 16 sent shockwaves throughout social media, but also dropped the Texas A&M quarterback...

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