Possible first-round targets for Jets
Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
Mingo may be on the small side for a defensive lineman, but he has speed (4.58 40-yard time), strength and athleticism. His junior-year stats are underwhelming (4.5 sacks, compared to eight as a sophomore), but Mingo has gotten a lot of attention from NFL teams.
Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
In college, Jones proved he has a knack for getting to the quarterback, and that's just what the Jets need. But there are several questions when it comes to Jones: his health (a previous spinal stenosis diagnosis), speed (4.92 40-yard time) and ability to drop back in coverage.
"Lightning in a bottle'' is how his college quarterback, Geno Smith, described this pint-size playmaker. What Austin lacks in size, he makes up for with speed, shiftiness and good hands, and he would be a welcome addition to Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast offense.
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
The Jets have plenty of quarterbacks but not a long-term solution. Smith could be the answer, if the Jets decide to target a QB in the first round. He brings athleticism and a quick delivery.
Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
Guard isn't a sexy pick, but Cooper can fill an immediate need for the Jets. Though of average height, draft experts say he has quick feet, good mobility and is excellent in pass protection.