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Rex Ryan: Draft Class is A+
The Jets had seven picks in April's draft, and have turned the majority of them into starters. Cornerback Dee Milliner (ninth), defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (13th), quarterback Geno Smith (39th), guard Brian Winters (72nd) and fullback Tommy Bohanon (215th) have taken over starting roles. Coach Rex Ryan claims that this years draft class should be rated an A+ no matter what because of nearly every member of the draft class contributing in the starting lineup. However is it so be seen if this is just because the Jets lost so many key players in the offseason through free agency. Aside from Sheldon Richardson, who was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month in November, the class has been inconsistent. Milliner, who was brought in to replace the traded Darrelle Revis, has already been benched three times. Geno Smith has not thrown a TD in his last 5 games and leads the league with 23 turnovers. Winters, who replaced Vladimir Ducasse as the starting left guard, has struggled as of late. Ryan does not believe that the benching of the rookies is an indictment of the class. "That doesn't mean these guys weren't good picks," Ryan said. "If they weren't, they wouldn't have seen the field ever." What do you guys think?
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