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Jets bolster an already top-notch CB corps with Wilson

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By Dan Parr

A rich defensive backfield went to the bank again on Thursday, as the Jets deposited Boise State CB Kyle Wilson with the 29th overall pick.

With CBs Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie firmly entrenched as starters, Wilson likely fits as a nickel back, and he gives defensive mastermind Rex Ryan yet another talented piece to work into his scheme. It certainly never hurts to have depth, even at a position of strength.

Ryan, a proponent of pressuring quarterbacks with blitzes, should be even more comfortable sending extra rushers with Revis, Cromartie and Wilson patrolling downfield.

Wilson was PFW's 21st-ranked prospect, so the Jets landed tremendous value by drafting him this late. His ball skills are less than stellar, and there is still somewhat of a stigma attached to coming from a non-BCS conference school like Boise State, but playing for a quality coach like Ryan can only help him, and he has the athletic ability to thrive at the next level.


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