Dec 1, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan watches his team warm up before the game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Rex Ryan declares the New York Jets draft champions

After yet another disappointing loss, this time a 23-3 defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets’ head coach Rex Ryan is again looking for a way to keep his job.

This time, he’s bragging about the Jets’ rookie draft class.

“If this is not an A-plus class, I don’t know what you’re looking for,” Ryan told Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York. “I think this class is as strong a class as I’ve ever seen.”

Although it’s tough to give the Jets an “A-plus” because of the struggles of former Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Dee Milliner, the ninth overall pick of the draft, the class has been quite good.

Former Missouri Tigers’ defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been outstanding. He has 64 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

Quarterback Geno Smith has become the teams’ starter and both guard Brian Winters and fullback Tommy Bohanon have also become starters.

“I think it’s an outstanding class, top to bottom. Will they all make it? I don’t know. When you watch them I see improvement,” Ryan said. “I’m excited about this draft class. I think it’s going to be a real strength for this franchise moving forward.”

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