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2015 NFL Draft: Jets trade up to get QB Petty

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CHICAGO — Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty waited 103 picks before he was drafted Saturday by the New York Jets.

Petty put up big numbers in the Bears’ spread offense but concerns about his accuracy and adapting to the passing principles of the pro-style offense in the NFL caused Petty to dive into the fourth round. The Jets traded up one spot to select Petty.

Medical concerns over the long-term durability of Pitt offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings, who has a fractured foot, caused him to sink into the fourth round before being selected by the Minnesota Vikings. Clemmings, ranked 50th by NFLDraftScout.com, was the 110th pick, one ahead of New England Patriots offensive guard Tre Jackson, the Florida State product.

The Titans began the third day of the draft with Auburn defensive tackle Angelo Blackson at pick 100, Tennessee’s fourth selection, and former Tigers teammate Gabe Wright landed with the Detroit Lions at 113.

New England spent three of its first four picks on defensive linemen before grabbing Jackson, including their first fourth-rounder, Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers.

Of the top-rated players left on the board, LSU guard La’el Collins, Boise State running back Jay Ajayi and UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley were still waiting when the middle of the fourth round came around.

Collins was due to meet Baton Rouge police Monday as part of the investigation into the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Collins has not been named as a suspect.


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