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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Nick Perry To The New York Jets

Nick Perry of the USC Trojans is one of those guys that's hard to project to the next level. He proved he could be a strong pass rusher as a defensive end in college, but it's unclear whether he's better suited to be a linebacker or a defensive lineman at the next level. So no one knows where exactly he'll end up or whether he might just end up in a scheme that fits him the best.

Perry is too physically talented to drop out of the first round though, so you figure someone will take him. Ryan Van Bibber of SB Nation put up his latest mock draft, and he filed this report.

16. New York Jets, Nick Perry, OLB, USC

Perry really showed off his athleticism at the Combine. At 270 pounds, he still cannot shake the "tweener" label, but the talent is there whether he plays in 3-4 or a 4-3. He played a hybrid version of both at USC. As a pass rusher, he could make an impact right away for a Jets team that needs another rush linebacker to go with Aaron Maybin.

To discuss the thought of Perry being drafted by the Jets, best to hit up our Jets SB Nation site Gang Green Nation. To talk about Perry with USC fans, go to Conquest Chronicles. To discuss mock drafts in general, head to Mocking the Draft.