I also took a little informal Twitter poll of who a few other fellow Jets writers/bloggers have the team taking with the 30th overall pick, with the first round only three weeks away —
Manish Mehta (@TheJetsStream) “I think they trade up for OLB…. I’m going with [Akeem] Ayers.”
Brian Bassett (@Brian_Bassett) “I’ll go Baylor NT Phil Taylor.”Deb B (@LilMissNYJet) – “Pending Taylor off the boards by #30…….I’m picking Brooks Reed. I want him over Akeem Ayers for OLB need.”
Jeff Capellini (@GreenLanternJet) “I still think Phil Taylor should be the pick if he’s available. If not, [Marvin] Austin or [Justin] Houston.”
Chris Celletti (@ChrisCelletti) “They have to go best DE available…likely Phil Taylor.”
Kiera Massette (@KieraMassette) “…I really like the idea of Marvin Austin.”For the record, TOJ is taking Phil Taylor as of right now.
I also asked Jason La Canfora of NFL.com about the chances of the Jets getting Temple DT/DE Muhammad Wilkerson and he responded “looking doubtful. Things could change but low 20s could be lowest he falls.”