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AFC East Draft Needs: Jets

NFL DRAFT NEEDS: AFC EAST Bills | Dolphins | Patriots OVERVIEWAfter an extraordinary rookie campaign that included a trip to the AFC Championship, head coach Rex Ryan and the Jets are gearing up for a Super Bowl run in 2010. Led by a charismatic young quarterback reminiscent of Broadway Joe, New York should be serious contenders for football's ultimate prize. They've already started filling holes through free agency, and by the end of the draft it should be hard to find a chink in this team's armor. Hardnosed tailback Thomas Jones was cut and replaced with surefire Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson in a Patriots-like move. Then Antonio Cromartie was acquired in a trade with the Chargers to fill the void opposite Darelle Revis. Immediately following that move, Kerry Rhodes was jettisoned and replaced with Brodney Pool . The Jets are off to a good start this offseason, but a solid draft could put them over the top. They'll have six selections to work with, as they hold picks No. 29, 61, ...

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