Jets go safe route with Wilkerson

With questions surrounding Da'Quan Bowers, Gang Green made the right choice

Updated: April 29, 2011, 5:21 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- A couple of months ago, the New York Jets never could have imagined being in this position: On the clock in the NFL draft, sitting at No. 30, with defensive end Da'Quan Bowers there for the taking.

It unfolded that way late Thursday night, and the always-vociferous Jets crowd at Radio City was chanting, "We want Bowers!"

The fans knew Bowers, the former Clemson stud, was once considered a potential No. 1 overall pick. But what they didn't know -- what NFL ...

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