NFL Mock Draft, Pick 61: Jets Select Dexter McCluster, WR/RB Mississippi

The 61st pick is in and SB Nation's Jets community, Gang Green Nation, has selected...

Mississippi WR/RB Dexter McCluster

From Gang Green Nation:

Brian Schottenheimer's biggest fans call him creative. His biggest detractors call him gimmicky. Everybody would agree he would love a versatile player like McCluster who has experience lining up all over the field, including playing Wildcat quarterback. Based on Schottenheimer's past, the passing game will be much more prevalent in New York's offense this year. Schottenheimer's hands were tied with a rookie quarterback in 2009. After an excellent postseason, the Jets will expect much more out of Mark Sanchez. McCluster has wide receiver skills and can split wide in Schottenheimer's spread formations.

From Mocking The Draft:

The idea behind this pick is good, but I don't like it. The Jets need to get a defensive end, and there is one potentially really good one out there. That would be Alex Carrington from Arkansas State. He's big and athletic with a solid pass rush. That makes him a perfect candidate for Rex Ryan who loves pass rushers.

I like this pick and let me explain why. First, McCluster is a good player that will benefit a young quarterback in Mark Sanchez. Second, the Patriots are reportedly very high on him. The Jets and Patriots have a bitter rivalry so this would not only be a good player, it would be taking one away from the Patriots. I like this pick.

As for MTD's comments, the Jets could find that pass-rusher in the form of Jason Taylor who is reportedly deciding soon if he'll accept an offer from the Jets.

Read the full write-up at Mocking The Draft.

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