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Nawrocki has Jets picking an Alabama player Dan Leberfeld

Here is who Pro Football Weekly draft guru Nolan Nawrocki has the Jets picking his latest mock draft. The pick is followed by his explanation.

16. New York Jets
Dont’a Hightower | ILB-OLB | Alabama [ Jr. ]

Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas and Bart Scott are all on the wrong side of 30, putting a premium on youth at the LB position. The reason Hightower has a good chance to be drafted before his more touted teammate Courtney Upshaw is because of his unique versatility, football intelligence and strength of character. He can factor immediately inside or outside.