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Originally Published: May 10, 2013
By Matt Bowen | Special to ESPN Insider
Dee Millner and Sheldon RichardsonAP Photo/Rich SchultzThe New York Jets spent both their top-13 picks on defense. Will the unit be improved?

Heading into the 2013 NFL draft, the discussion surrounding the New York Jets focused on the degree to which they'd be able to upgrade a suspect offense that struggled to move the football and score points last season. So it almost looked like a gaffe to many when the Jets invested in two defensive prospects in the first round, including one defensive tackle who isn't seen as an ideal fit for New York's scheme. Couldn't they have traded down? Did they panic? Everybody asked questions.

Matt Bowen

Special to ESPN Insider
Former NFL safety Matt Bowen is a veteran of four teams over seven seasons, and now provides analysis for a number of media outlets.

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