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2013 NFL Draft: Mel Kiper -- Jets' midseason needs

A look at Mel Kiper's current take on New York Jets' positional needs in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Alex Trautwig

It is never too early for some discussion of the NFL Draft. With that in mind, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. is out with his 2013 NFL Draft midseason needs for every team. Here is what Kiper says about the New York Jets:

Top emerging needs: WR, OLB

Analysis: A disappointing start is wrapped up in the passing game. Even when Santonio Holmes is 100 percent, the Jets still have perhaps the least intimidating group of pass-catchers in the league. Mark Sanchez hasn't been good, but you really don't get the sense the franchise is ready to go in another direction, at least if it means bringing in a rookie to compete for the role. Obviously, that could change as the second half plays out. Perhaps equally a problem is the pass rush. The Jets simply don't get to opposing QBs without scheming their way into sacks, and they lack pass-rushing talent. They need a player who can create matchup problems in the pass rush.

Valentine's View: I would agree with those. The Jets need dynamic play-makers at both of those spots. I am surprised, however, that quarterback is not on Kiper's list. Your thoughts, Jets' fans?

-- Current NFL Draft order