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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Projects Jets To Select Courtney Upshaw, Bobby Massie In First Two Rounds

Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft spanned two rounds. Kiper sees the New York Jets addressing needs on both sides of the ball in the first two rounds of the draft.

In the first round, the Jets are projected to use the 16th pick to select Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw.

Kiper said about the pick:

Rex Ryan should see Upshaw as a great fit for what he's trying to do on defense. Upshaw has size to hold up against the run even as a pass-rusher in a 3-4, making him an ideal fit here. He plays with a high motor, sheds blocks well with quickness and violent hands and he'll make plays all over. I do think the Jets could grab Barron if he's on the board. They could use a talent upgrade on defense in several spots. (via ESPN)

In the second round, Kiper has the Jets going after Ole Miss offensive tackle Bobby Massie with the 47th pick.

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