NFL Mock Draft: Who will New York Jets select?

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Jan 1, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) runs the ball in the first half against the Auburn Tigers in the 2015 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Auburn 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

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The Detroit Lions’ pick could be one of the easiest to predict in the 2015 NFL, as there is a need for a defensive tackle. The Lions lost both Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley this offseason. To replace them the Lions brought in Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens, but they still need one more defensive tackle.

With the 23rd pick in the NFL Draft, the Lions should draft defensive tackle Malcom Brown from Texas. In his junior season, Brown took the Big-12 by storm with a breakout season. In 2014, Brown totaled 6.5 sacks, 71 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles.

Brown would instantly be able to play alongside Ngata for the Lions, as they could do the unthinkable and replace both Suh and Fairley in one offseason. The Lions’ defensive line won’t be as good as it was with Suh, but Brown has a lot of potential to attempt to replace Suh.

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The Arizona Cardinals had a fantastic 2014 season, as despite injuries to their quarterbacks, they were able to win games. If the Cardinals were able to run the football more effectively, they may have even won more games with their backup quarterbacks.

With the 24th pick in the NFL Draft, the Cardinals should select running back Melvin Gordon from Wisconsin. Gordon was a Heisman finalist in 2014, as he put up video game stats in his senior season.

In 2014, Gordon totaled 2,587 rushing yards, 29 rushing touchdowns, and a 7.5 yards per carry average. Gordon has shown that he can be a workhorse at the college level, and would help improve a dreadful Cardinals rushing attack. Gordon has great size at 6’1”, 215lbs, and is going to be a very good running back in the NFL.

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