Is Mo Wilkerson the Next Big Thing?

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Dec 18, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) blocks New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (96) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 45-19. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Do the Jets have another breakout star on the roster on defense? The Jets believe that they do.

His name? Mo Wilkerson.

The team feels that Mo is ready to make a big leap in this, his second year with the team. Mike Pettine has certainly liked what he has seen so far.

“Looking back on the spring, if I had to rank our guys – outside of Revis – he was the best player on the field,” defensive coordinator Mike Pettine told me. “He was dominant at times … He doesn’t take a day off. He doesn’t take a play off.”

Rex is his usual over-complimentary self as well:

Revis is Revis out there,” Ryan said. “Every day he competes. (Wilkerson) has some of the ability where I think (he) can take it to that next level. Can he be Revis? I don’t know.”

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Topics: Alan Schechter, Jets Defense, Jets Offseason, Karl Dunbar, Mike Pettine, Mo Wilkerson, NY Jets, Rex Ryan, Wilkerson Improves

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