Sheldon Richardson

The New York Jets Select Sheldon Richardson with the 13th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft


After picking Dee Milliner at number 9 overall, the New York Jets and John Idzik with the 13th pick have decided to take DT Sheldon Richardson from the University of Missouri. Richardson is 6’2, 294 pounds and will certainly beef up the Jets defensive line. With last years first round pick Quinton Coples, and Muhammad Wilkerson anchoring the defensive end spots, John Idzik decided to look to beef up the interior of the defensive line with this selection of Richardson. With Kenrick Ellis and recent free agent signing Antonio Garay, Richardson will have to veterans to learn from. Richardson is more then just a fill the middle defensive tackle. He has great feet and has a great burst off the line of scrimmage. also for his size, Richardson has good speed that will certainly help in the Jets defense. With Richardson surely demanding attention at defensive tackle, this will allow for more one on one match-ups for Wilkerson and Coples. Richardson also posses the ability to be a factor in the 4-3, as well as 3-4 defense. Although Richardson was not talked about much when talking about the 13th pick, I believe this has potential to be a good pick for the Jets. Time will most certainly tell if that is the case.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.szeligowski John Szeligowski Jr.

    Well done Jetsies. Richardson is a freak and I’m totally stoked about Milliner’s size for a corner. I’m a little surprised that we didn’t go with Tyler Eifert, I woulda figured the temptation would be too great to pass him up. But it shows Jets fans that Idzik is a solid/responsible GM and our team is serious again. Now we go OL in 2nd round and take Brian Winters from Kent State and in 3rd round TE Escobar from SD State. Fun, fun, fun….

    • TheJetPress

      Interesting take. I wasn’t thrilled about the picks so I am glad you shared your perspective on these choices John.

  • JDBrooklyn

    I liked the Milliner pick. Warmack made more sense, but our secondary will once again be one of the best in the NFL next season *knock on wood*…. the Richardson pick i dont get, with jarvis jones and eifert on the board… they coulda patched up more holes. I trust Rex Ryan as a defensive guru though… so maybe he knows how to utilize richardson and maximize his talent. I hope so. I wonder what they will do… maybe draft that TE out of stanford? go QB? really hope not… get a legit off the edge pass rushing threat (i dunno if richardson is legit off the edge). Lots of questions.

    • TheJetPress

      Fair take JD. I don’t love Milliner, but it does move Wilson back to nickel rather than starting corner. Would have rather seen Jarvis Jones at 13 myself as well. I could see tomorrow the TE, or a pass rusher like Margus Hunt from SMU. Rex worked him out at DE and OLB, so Rex is a fan.
      Thanks for chiming in!

  • MaxJet

    For a fleeting moment I thought Idzik was his own man but I was wrong. I see that he is just going to be the one cap guru who opens the door for Rex and Woody. The Jets and this draft are being run by Rex Ryan (with Woody’s blessing). Richardson at 13th? Please. you already have Wilkerson and Coples! Warmack should have been the next pick (13th). The last 5 first round picks for the Jets have been on defense. No wonder their offense sucks. Rex Ryan is to Woody what Issaiah Thomas was to Jim Dolan. Hey Jet fans don’t hold hope that Rex will be fired after a 4 and 12 season. He is and will run the Jets in the foreseable future. This draft will prove this as a fact. The Jets will be bottom feeders for the next 5 years maybe longer. Woody, please sell the team.

    • TheJetPress

      Wow, someone is not happy with John Idzik. I don’t really like the pick either, although the kid is talented. I think we need to give John the benefit of the full weekend before we say that he is just opening the door for Rex and Woody.

  • matr dontelli iii

    idzik said they were ranked in their top 4. sticking to bpa is a sound approach and means they got tremendous value. it also means they couldn’t care less what the morons, oh i’m sorry, experts, think. another sound approach. i believe they see greater value at the other positions of need deeper in the draft, guard, safety olb, qb, te. they won’t be caught with a tired dl late in games and we don’t have to watch so much of wilson’s finger wags after opposing receivers drop passes. i like what i saw even though there was nothing sexy about it. mr. t went for sexy. i think idzik gave us more reason to believe. i think he would have traded back if he didn’t see so much value in the players available, another sound trait. you don’t move back and pick up an extra third rounder when players in your top four are available. there is no value in that. IIWT

    • TheJetPress

      All fair there……John certainly knows what he wants and sticks to it.