Sep 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) reacts after sacking Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Jets’ Richardson says he would go No. 1 overall in redraft


If we were to do a redo of the 2013 NFL Draft, where would players fall? Who would be the number one overall pick. DE Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets thinks it would be him.

From ESPN,

The way he sees it, the Jets — who took him 13th overall and also owned the ninth pick — wouldn’t even have a shot at grabbing him.

“Probably No. 1, most likely,” Richardson said of where he’d go in a redraft. “Kansas City? Yeah. I went into the draft thinking I’d be the No. 1 pick. I had a shot.”

Richardson isn’t the only one who thinks he’d be the number one pick if they were to do a redraft either, Jets coach Rex Ryan also agrees.

“I just look at the film. Base it on production. Production’s a huge part of it,” Ryan said. “But the way he plays, he’s got that relentless motor, and for a defensive tackle being as productive as he is — it doesn’t necessarily show on the sack total [he has 3.5], but he’s got [27] hits on the quarterback — and [there's also] the way he’s played the screen game. His tackles are probably among the league leaders for defensive linemen.

“Tape doesn’t lie.”

Who do you think would be number one overall in a 2013 redraft? Would it be Richardson, or maybe someone like Carolina’s Star Lotulelei? Leave a comment below.

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