The New York Jets offense spent much of the 2011 NFL season as a maligned unit, reportedly even a dysfunctional one. Santonio Holmes, according to numerous reports, caused a rift inside the Jets locker room and feuded with quarterback Mark Sanchez. Though the team has publicly stated it will maintain Holmes next season, using the 2012 NFL Draft to become less reliant on Holmes -- and give Mark Sanchez another weapon -- would be wise.
SB Nation's latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft has the Jets using the 16th pick to select Kendall Wright, a wide receiver from Baylor.
Santonio Holmes burned his bridges with the Jets. Even if they do keep Holmes around, adding a player of Wright's talent will improve the offense and make Mark Sanchez look better on the field than he does in his magazine spreads.
Wright, a 5-10, 190-pound speedster who had 108 receptions for 1,663 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, is ranked No. 43 among Mocking The Draft's Top 100 NFL Draft Prospects. During a mid-season look a Wright, Mocking The Draft noted that he is effective despite his size because he uses his quickness to become a threat both underneath and in the vertical passing game.
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