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NY Jets Mock Draft: 5 first-round targets for Gang Green

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1. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

If you're looking for the early consensus No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, look no further than Oregon pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Thibodeaux is one of the best edge rusher prospects we've seen come out of college in years and he looks like a future star in the making. Perhaps no prospect in this year's class has been more dominant at the collegiate level than Thibodeaux.

At 6-foot-5, 258 pounds, Thibodeaux looks like an edge rusher that was built in a factory. His speed, length, power, and athleticism give him a sky-high ceiling and he already has the pass-rush traits of someone who could step in and be an instant-impact playmaker.

The Jets aren't necessarily looking for pass-rush help, especially with Carl Lawson set to return next season. Others such as John Franklin-Myers and Bryce Huff make up an already strong unit.

Thibodeaux would be a best-player-available approach. And his availability really depends on how early the Jets are picking.

At this rate, they might need to secure the No. 1 overall pick if they want a chance at Thibodeaux. If they do find themselves in that position, it sure will be difficult to pass up on his talent.

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The Jets need stars. They need All-Pro talent. Kayvon Thibodeaux would give them just that.

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