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Having finally dealt Darrelle Revis, the Jets could look at a cornerback here, perhaps FSU’s Xavier Rhodes. And, yes, they might have considered Smith. But someone who can get to the quarterback from the outside is a must for Rex Ryan’s defense.

BARKEVIOUS MINGO, DE-OLB, LSU

10. TENNESSEE (6-10)

The Titans sang a sour song on defense all through 2012, so it’s time to fix some of that in Music City. They might look at the offensive line, but their needs are so hefty on D, and there are lots of solid prospects on the board. Such as …

JARVIS JONES, LB, GEORGIA

11. SAN DIEGO (7-9)

Another team starting over after the talent base was erased by ill-advised moves in the last few years. New coach Mike McCoy is offense-minded, and he sees all the holes on the line.

LANE JOHNSON, OT, OKLAHOMA

12. MIAMI (7-9)

Yet another team needing blocking help. After the Dolphins made so many splashes in free agency, they can afford to fill a void, especially when one of the better offensive linemen still is available.

JONATHAN COOPER, G, NORTH CAROLINA

13. NEW YORK JETS (6-10)

They didn’t miss on Rhodes, but they will consider an offensive playmaker here such as Tavon Austin or DeAndre Hopkins. In the end, the back end on defense will be the target, and because this seems too high to take a safety, New York grabs …

XAVIER RHODES, CB, FLORIDA STATE

14. CAROLINA (7-9)

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