NFL Draft: Jets OC 'very high' on Ryan Nassib, according to report

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Wednesday April 24th, 2013

The Jets are reportedly interested in quarterback Ryan Nassib. (Nate Shron/Getty Images Sport) The Jets are reportedly interested in quarterback Ryan Nassib. (Nate Shron/Getty Images Sport)

Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is "very high" on quarterback Ryan Nassib, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported Wednesday (via Rotoworld).

Nassib, out of Syracuse, is one of the top prospects in what experts say is a weak quarterback class. Most mock drafts have West Virginia's Geno Smith as the first quarterback off the board. Nassib, USC's Matt Barkley, Florida State's E.J. Manuel and NC State's Mike Glennon are also expected to go in the first three rounds of this week's draft.

The Buffalo Bills have been linked with Nassib from the beginning of the draft process. Nassib's college coach, Doug Marrone, was just hired as Buffalo's coach.

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Initially, it looked like Buffalo might be able to wait until the second round to pick the quarterback, if they are interested in him. But Nassib's stock seems to be rising, and the Bills may need to act sooner.

"The Buffalo Bills want Ryan Nassib," Paolantonio reported. "But they're very concerned the Jets will take him later in the first round. So the Bills may be forced to take him at No. 8."

The Jets, with the No. 9 and No. 13 picks in the first round, have a lot of options -- and a lot of needs. The team's interest in Nassib could be sincere. Mark Sanchez struggled last season, and general manager John Idzik may think the team needs a new quarterback to start the rebuilding process.

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