At No. 3, the Jets’ problem is a good one to have |

At No. 3, the Jets’ problem is a good one to have

Jerry DiPaola
Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

With the third pick in the NFL Draft, the New York Jets have a difficult decision to make.

Assuming Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa go 1-2 to the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers (and that’s no lock), the Jets and new coach Adam Gase can choose from among three of the top defensive players in college football last season — Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen or Houston defensive end Ed Oliver.

The two the Jets don’ t take surely will be gone within the top 10, if not the top five, picks.

New York Daily News writer Menish Meta’s insightful piece suggests the Hall of Fame may be in Oliver’s future; or, at least, he could have a career similar to that of Aaron Donald.

Whoever the team selects, the Pittsburgh Steelers will get a look at the how this draft will affect the Jets when the teams meet Dec. 22 at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. It’s a potential reunion with running back Le’Veon Bell, who was only a second-round pick, by the way.

Then, there’s Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth’s pick for the Jets. Better yet, look at the family tie he projects for the Steelers’ selection at No. 20. If he’s right, the Steelers will be passing up a huge need on defense, at least in the first round.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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