With the 17th Pick in the 2009 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, New York Jets selects...

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Brian Cushing, LB, USC

17. New York Jets

Drafter: TouchdownMonkey

Reasons for drafting: "The obvious choice here would be a QB for the Jets, but I don’t like any of the remaining prospects enough to spend a first rounder on them. WR and RB are also positions of need, but it’s a deep WR class and RBs can be had in later rounds. OLB Vernon Gholston hasn’t panned out the way they had hoped and though I think he will be much better this year, adding depth (and a potential star) at the position isn’t a bad idea. Brian Cushing is an extremely talented and versatile player that will fit nicely into Rex Ryan’s system. Various scouting reports had the following to say about him: has NFL strength; he is fast to the ball carrier, has great instincts, and is agile and fluid; he can rush the passer and is a good tackler; works through blockers and is a hard worker. It wouldn’t surprise me if he takes over the starting OLB position late in the season. His athleticism coupled with his ability to play either inside or outside and Ryan's defensive schemes will be a formidable combination.

Note: I am disregarding the reports that Cushing tested positive at the Combine since there hasn’t been an official word from the NFL."

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Check out Brian Cushing's scouting report at Mocking The Draft.

Also, see who Gang Green Nation plucked in the SB Nation Writers Draft.

The Denver Broncos, and mgrex03, are now back on the clock after getting Chicago's first round pick in the Jay Cutler trade...

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