Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/25/13
The New York Jets number nine pick was a slight surprise.  Alabama's cornerback Dee Milliner comes from a distinguished program, the Alabama Crimson Tide.  But he has had five surgeries and has no experience playing zone.  Now for their second pick the Jets are still answering questions.Questions answered the Jets pick Sheldon Richardson.  Richardson is a defensive tackle from Missouri.  He comes in at 6'2 1/2" and 294 pounds. Last year Richardson had 14 tackles and a sack against the Alabama's offense.  If you think that is easy talk to Notre Dame and Manti Te'O.  Richardson is considered the best one gap tackle in the draft, second to Sharriff Floyd.  Floyd is still in the green room.Richardson will fit the Jets defense.  The bigger question is does this help the struggling offense.  The Jets are letting Mark Sanchez swing in the wind.  There were better choices on the board, as far as offense is concerned.  And as anyone who watched the Jets play last year knows, the offense is concerning. This is the Darrelle Revis pick.  With two first round picks the Jets went on the defense.  It is cause for concern.  Jet nation cannot be outraged with the 13 pick, Richardson is formidable.  But they need to wonder if there is a disconnect between perception and reality in the Jets camp. It is true this is a deep draft.  There are good offense players still to be had.  But with this concentration on the defense, what is in store for the offense? 
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