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By Tyler Fulghum, Sports Director, tylerf@kmiz.com
Published On: Apr 25 2013 11:54:01 PM CDT
Sheldon Richardson

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The New York Jets surprised some people by taking Mizzou defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th pick in the NFL Draft.

NEW YORK -

The New York Jets have selected Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft.

The Jets and Rex Ryan loaded up on defense in the first round after also taking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the No. 9 pick. New York acquired the 13th pick from Tampa Bay for cornerback Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

ichardson, who's 6-foot-2 and 294 pounds, is an athletic run-stuffing lineman who had 79 tackles last season for Missouri. He adds depth to a defensive front that includes two other first-rounders in Muhammad Wilkerson (2011) and Quinton Coples (2012).

Richardson could compete with Kenrick Ellis, the team's third-round pick in 2011, to be the Jets' starting nose tackle after the team released veteran Sione Po'uha.

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