Five of the top college football players on the top of the New York Jets' wish list.


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Offensive linemen aren't sexy picks, but Brandon Scherff is a BIG boy who knows how to move his body. The 6-5, 320-pound Iowa product is athletic and extremely tough. Though he played tackle in college, Scherff is projected to be a guard in the NFL. And with Willie Colon a free agent and Brian Winters coming off knee surgery, the Jets might find Scherff's ability and versatility attractive.

SHANE RAY, DE, Missouri, Jr.

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Behind Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Damon Harrison, the defensive line is the strength of the Jets' defense. But they still need a pass rusher. Shane Ray's size (6-3, 245) will be scrutinized, but his relentless pursuit of quarterbacks can't be overlooked. The SEC Defensive Player of the Year made 14.5 sacks -- a Mizzou single-season record -- and had 65 tackles, including an SEC-best 22.5 behind the line of scrimmage.

KEVIN WHITE, WR, West Virginia, Sr.

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Cooper has garnered much of the pre-combine attention, but don't sleep on Kevin White. At 6-3, 210 pounds, he's a big target who fights for every jump ball. The Jets have Eric Decker as their No. 1 and a reliable slot receiver in Jeremy Kerley, but they need a big, strong vertical threat downfield. In 2014, White caught 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Mountaineers.

AMARI COOPER, WR, Alabama, Jr.

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ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has mentioned Amari Cooper in the same sentence as both Jerry Rice and Reggie Wayne. Though some teams might not love his size (6-1, 210), Cooper does two things exceptionally well: gets open and makes big-time catches. He had 124 receptions for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2014.


Marcus Mariota definitely looks the part: He's 6-4, 219 pounds, throws a pretty ball and possesses tremendous leadership skills. But can he be a franchise QB? Some draft experts have likened him to 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, and other pundits have labeled him a system QB who hasn't yet proven he can make every NFL throw. Because of a sprained AC joint in his right throwing shoulder, Mariota isn't yet sure if he will throw at the combine.

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