Round 1: Jets Select TE Dustin Keller
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Posted Apr 26, 2008

With Selection 30 in Round 1, New York Jet selects TE Dustin Keller, Purdue. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue
Team New York Jets
Pick Round 1, Selection 30 (30 Overall)
Stats Ht: 6-2   Wt: 251   40: 4.70  
The Jets need a tight end who can stretch a defense, and Keller can certainly do that with his 4.55 speed. He is a Dallas Clark threat in the passing game with his ability to get down the seam. Another factor in this pick was probably the team's starting tight end, Chris Baker, demanding a trade over his contract. - Dan Leberfeld, Jets Confidential
The Jets have been looking for a pass catching tight end for a while and they've found one with Keller who could push veteran TE Chris Baker for playing time right away.
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