Jets take Missouri DT Richardson at No. 13
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The New York Jets have selected
Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick
in the NFL draft.
The Jets and Rex Ryan loaded up on
defense in the first round after also taking Alabama cornerback Dee
Milliner with the No. 9 pick. New York acquired the 13th pick from Tampa
Bay for cornerback Darrelle Revis on
Richardson, who's 6-foot-2 and 294 pounds, is
an athletic run-stuffing lineman who had 79 tackles last season for
Missouri. He adds depth to a defensive front that includes two other
first-rounders in Muhammad Wilkerson (2011) and Quinton Coples
Richardson could compete with Kenrick Ellis,
the team's third-round pick in 2011, to be the Jets' starting nose
tackle after the team released veteran Sione Po'uha.