SportsJets 5 players Jets could take in first round of NFL Draft By TOM ROCK firstname.lastname@example.org Updated April 30, 2015 9:00 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email It's the moment of truth for Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan. His flurry of free-agency moves proved he's not afraid to make a splash by spending money. But now Maccagnan must show he can identify young talent to be the foundation of the franchise for years to come. Here are five players the Jets could snag with the No. 6 overall pick -- or via a trade down. Amari Cooper, Alabama Photo Credit: Getty Images / Streeter Lecka Amari Cooper, Alabama Wide receiver If the Jets stay at No. 6, Cooper could be their man. Sure, they already have Eric Decker, Brandon Marshall and Jeremy Kerley. But ask yourself: When have the Jets ever had too many weapons? Shane Ray Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kyle Rivas Shane Ray, Missouri Defensive end/outside linebacker Questions about Ray’s character were raised when Missouri State Highway Patrol cited him for misdemeanor marijuana possession after he was stopped for speeding on Monday. But he’s an athletic edge rusher who terrorizes quarterbacks. If the Jets draft him, he’ll reunite with his former Mizzou teammate and good friend Sheldon Richardson. Bud Dupree, Kentucky Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Robbins Bud Dupree, Kentucky Outside linebacker He’s athletic and explosive but was inconsistent in college. If the Jets pick Dupree, it’ll be based on his NFL potential and his presumed high ceiling. At 6-4, 269, he’s got the size to be a true 3-4 outside linebacker. Todd Gurley, Georgia Photo Credit: Getty Images / Streeter Lecka Todd Gurley, Georgia Running back If there ever was a time to draft a running back in the first round, it’s now. Gurley, who is coming off ACL surgery, is big, strong, physical and explosive — all traits the Jets would love to add to their running game. Maccagnan could trade down to acquire more picks and land the No. 1 back in the process. Brandon Scherff, Iowa Photo Credit: Getty Images / Matthew Holst Brandon Scherff, Iowa Offensive lineman It’s a safe pick but also a very smart one. Draft experts agree that Scherff is the best option among this year’s class of linemen. And the Jets need to start thinking about the future of their aging offensive line. By TOM ROCK email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Jets draft 2015: Pick or pass?Who would you draft? Who would you skip? Scherff is best OL Jets can draftNick Mangold and D'Brickashaw Ferguson have been the pillars of the Jets' offensive line for the past decade. They're the ... Will Jets draft QB or stick with Geno?Mike Maccagnan steered the conversation away from the elephant in the room. The Jets' quarterback conundrum was the last thing ... Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.