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

By Mike Nash

Sheldon Richardson

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.