BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 30 -- New York Jets Select Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

Many thanks to TomlinsPuffyJacket for the very logical pick and nice writeup for the Jets pick at No. 29. We're in the home stretch now of the 2011 BTSC Community Mock Draft. Great work guys and gals. Next up: our beloved Pittsburgh Steelers, represented by the great maryrose. - Michael B. -

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We all know the story of the 2010-2011 New York Jets by now. How can we not? Rex Ryan is so loud we can hear him all the way in PA. Thankfully, his bold proclamations did not come to fruition, as our very own Pittsburgh Steelers reigned victorious, sending them back to that hellhole that is NJ (it's OK, I live there, I can say it).

The Jet's goal in this draft should be fairly straightforward: improve the pass-rush. Adding an impact linebacker is the most logical route, but with how this draft has fallen with Justin Houston, Martez Wilson, and Akeem Ayers off the board, I don't like the value. Heck, I originally pegged Brooks Reed as my sleeper pick! That didn't last long. Sam Acho might be the next best pass-rushing OLB, but I don't see him sneaking into the first round.

There is more than one way to skin a QB, and as we are all familiar with in the 3-4, a great D-line is key to freeing up your linebackers to make plays. Having the big guys up front to take on double teams and create gaps makes a LBs life much easier. That is why, with the 30th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Muhammad Wilkerson, DT/DE, from Temple.

As much as I thought of drafting Phil Taylor to replace Kris Jenkins at nose tackle, I convinced myself that Wilkerson can be more of an impact player. He has great size at 6'5, 315lbs, with the ability to add more, but from the way he moves you'd never know . He has the versatility to play both on the outside or inside, which will certainly fit Rex Ryan's creative defensive schemes, allowing him to have a player to move around to create mismatches and confusion. He'll not only free things up for others, but he has the ability to get to the QB himself. He has everything he needs to become one of the best D-lineman in the league within a couple seasons.

 

 

 

 

BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Selections:

  1. Carolina Panthers -- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos -- Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills -- Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals -- Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns -- 'The Snow Cone Machine' A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
  7. San Francisco 49ers -- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
  8. Tennessee Titans -- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys -- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
  10. Washington Redskins -- Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
  11. Houston Texans -- Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings -- Tyron Smith, OT, USC
  13. Detroit Lions -- JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
  14. St. Louis Rams -- Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphons -- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Brooks Reed , DE, Arizona
  17. New England Patriots -- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
  18. San Diego Chargers -- Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue
  19. New York Giants -- Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
  21. Kansas City Chiefs -- Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
  22. Indianapolis Colts -- Cameron Jordan, DL, California
  23. Philadelphia Eagles -- Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints -- Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
  25. Seattle Seahawks -- Jake Locker, QB, Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens -- Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
  27. Atlanta Falcons -- Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
  28. New England Patriots -- Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida
  29. Chicago Bears --
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