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5 Moves the New York Jets Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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5 Moves the New York Jets Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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With the 2014 NFL Draft over, now the New York Jets must focus on a few priorities to get taken care of before training camps begin. Take a look at five moves the Jets must make immediately.

5. Put CB Dee Milliner in Position to Succeed

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5. Put CB Dee Milliner in Position to Succeed

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Cornerback Dee Milliner is entering his sophomore year in the NFL and needs to be put in a position to succeed by the Jets. So far they've surrounded him with solid young talent from the draft and given him a veteran mentor in Dimitri Patterson. The Jets must make sure they support Milliner and give him a vote of confidence that he'll be the main anchor in the defensive secondary.

4. Truly Commit to Ground-and-Pound Offense

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4. Truly Commit to Ground-and-Pound Offense

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If the Jets are seriously looking to contend in the AFC East and for a championship season, they must commit to the ground-and-pound style of offense. It worked tremendously well in the past, and the Jets are still built for it. With the acquisition of RB Chris Johnson, they shouldn't waste his potential talent by passing more than rushing. They should commit to at least a 70-30 run-pass ratio if they want to repeat the past.

3. Sign DE Muhammad Wilkerson to Long-Term Deal

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3. Sign DE Muhammad Wilkerson to Long-Term Deal

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Make no mistake about it; defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is one of the best players on the Jets defense. He's been an anchor on the defensive line for a few years now and is deserving of a long-term deal to keep him on the team. He's contributed immensely on defense and continues to improve yearly.

2. Ensure All Draft Picks Get Signed Immediately

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2. Ensure All Draft Picks Get Signed Immediately

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Once the Jets prioritize which draft picks will be starters and contribute immediately, they should start to get deals underway to have everyone ready for training camp. Once guys like S Calvin Pryor, TE Jace Amaro and WR Shaq Evans have deals done within the next few weeks, they can start to learn playbooks and prepare for their journeys ahead. Remember, you can't learn a playbook overnight.

1. Stick With Best QB To Win

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1. Stick With Best QB To Win

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The Jets have confirmed that Geno Smith is the designated starter on offense. It's basically his job to lose this summer since they brought in Michael Vick to push him towards greatness. If Vick has an incredible training camp and preseason, one never knows if he can beat out Smith to earn the starting job. Regardless of which quarterback wins, the Jets must stick with the winner through thick and thin and ride it out no matter how it goes.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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