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Jets Draft Temple DE Muhammed Wilkerson in Round One

The Jets added some serious size to their D-line in the first round of Thursday’s NFL Draft, going with Muhammad Wilkerson from Temple.

Here’s the report on Wilkerson from NFL Draft Countdown:

Was a two-year starter and team captain for the Owls — Named 1st Team All-MAC in 2009 and 2010 — Could project to defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme or defensive end in a 3-4 scheme — Was also a star basketball player in high school and drew significant interest from college recruiters — Attended Hargrave Military Academy for a year to get grades in order prior to college — Better pro prospect than former teammate Terrance Knighton of the Jacksonville Jaguars — Best fit at the next level may come as a five-technique in an odd front — A talented player who flew under the radar while wreaking havoc for a downtrodden program outside of the BCS — Underrated prospect with an extremely intriguing blend of athleticism, size and movement skills .

Matt’s Take: The Jets needed some size, and they got it with Wilkerson. With some age on the line, the team needs to reload, and he fits what Rex Ryan likes in a player. He’s got great speed and quickness, and will be able to get to the ball carrier and also chase down QB’s as well. Can’t complain about this pick.

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