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Amari Cooper visiting with New York Jets today ahead of NFL Draft

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The New York Jets hold the number six pick in this year's NFL Draft and reports today have revealed just who they might be thinking about bringing to the organization with that selection.

Closer inspection

As reported by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets are today hosting Alabama product Amari Cooper.

Cooper, alongside Kevin White out of West Virginia, is the most highly touted wide receiver in this year's draft class and is predicted to be taken off the board in the top 10.

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Of course, the official visit Thursday doesn't mean the Jets will definitely wind up taking Cooper at no.6 but it does offer fans an insight into just how seriously they are considering it.

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Top talent

Amari Cooper impressed yet again for the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2014 season. The 6 ft 1 inch WR racked up a staggering 1,727 yards on 124 receptions - scoring 16 touchdowns along the way in his Junior year.

The Alabama man proved at the college level that he is an exceptional route runner and this, alongside his impressive ability to go up and fight for the football, mean many see him as a legitimate number one receiver in the NFL moving forward.

Major upgrades

The Jets struggled mightily on the offensive side of the ball during the 2014 NFL campaign and, whilst there are still question marks concerning the quarterback position, it appears that the new regime is doing all it can to upgrade the receiving corp.

Should Cooper be their first pick in Chicago on April 30th he would join veteran arrival Brandon Marshall alongside Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley. That suddenly looks like quite an impressive wideout group for the Gang Green.

other options

It might look like the New York Jets are edging toward picking a receiver at the number six spot but there are other options available to them.

With Geno Smith having again struggled last season, and veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick far from a solid long-term option, there has been much speculation that Todd Bowles and co could go all out for a franchise quarterback in the Draft.

Marcus Mariota is the man most likely in that regard but there are teams (the Tennessee Titans for example) ahead of the Jets in the draft order who may opt for the Oregon signal-caller. 

What do you think Jets fans? Should Amari Cooper be your team's first round pick? Let us know who you would choose in the comments section below...

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