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The New York Jets Select DT William Campbell with the 178th Pick of the 2013 NFL Draft

By Alan Schechter

November 10, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle William Campbell (73) during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets pick in the sixth round is in, and it is back to the defensive side of the ball. The Jets have selected DT William Campbell from the University of Michigan. The Jets were very high on this young man, as they had him come in for a visit, and they also went out to Michigan to meet with him as well.

This one is an interesting pick to me, as the Jets still have not chosen an offensive weapon on the outside. Yes, Chris Ivory is here now, but the wide receiver/tight end situation looks exactly the same as it did week 17.

Here is some video on Campbell, take a look:

William is a talented guy that is very raw. You can see brute strength, as their wasn’t a blocker on that tape that can stand him up when he is pushing back. However, there are times where he could be re-directed away from the football. His ability to disengage and move towards the football is not consistent enough to make an impact at this point. He seems to have quite the high motor, and when he gets you in his grasp, you are going down.

But can he read the plays when going against an NFL offense? I am not sure yet.

That, and the fact that they had big needs on the offensive side of the ball makes me not thrilled with this pick. The Jets are deep at this position anyway. You guys?

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