Meet the 2012 New York Jets Draft Class


Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets coach Rex Ryan speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Coach Ryan should be happy, he has some new toys to play with. The draft is over, all the picks are in. So here they are Jets fans, your 2012 Draft Class:

Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

Dec 26, 2011; Shreveport, LA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels defensive end Quinton Coples (90) warms up prior to the game against the Missouri Tigers in the 2011 Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

Nov 26, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Stephen Hill (5) before the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State

January 28, 2012; Mobile, AL, USA; North Squad defensive back Leonard Johnson (23) of Iowa State and linebacker Demario Davis (28) celebrate a defensive play during the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-US PRESSWIRE

Josh Bush, DB, Wake Forest

October 1, 2011; Boston, MA, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons safety Josh Bush (4) reacts after making an interception during the third quarter against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor

Dec 29 2011; San Antonio, TX, USA; Baylor Bears running back Terrance Ganaway (24) runs for a touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the fourth quarter of the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Baylor beat Washington 67-56. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

Robert T Griffin, OL, Baylor (no picture available)

Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina

Jan 2, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA;South Carolina Gamecocks linebacker Antonio Allen (26) in action against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the third quarter of the 2012 Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl. South Carolina defeated Nebraska 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

Jordan White, WR, Western Michigan

Dec 27, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Jordan White (83) celebrates during the second half at the 2011 Little Caesars Bowl at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE


I honestly believe we had a terrific draft. We hit our needs. They added pass rush, as well as safeties that have the potential to cover the tight end. They added a huge lineman to fight for the tackle spot. They got a gift in the second round of guy that could be a legitimate number 2 WR. They also added a tough inside linebacker, and a running back to add depth to the position. Every one of them could contribute in 2012.

I only keep it from an A because of the questions about Coples’ motor, his committment. Once he shows that he is all in on the field, it becomes an A grade. The Jets did a great job this weekend.