They could've used other players to fill out the roster at other positions is all I'm saying,which is why Scott and most of those other players are even out there. Tannenbaum hasn't done anything good draftwise except for bring in Revis and Keller really. Devito also isn't a veteran since he's only 28 but I'm also pretty sure the only reason Wilkerson and Coples didn't get more minutes is because they weren't playing as well as they should've been in the first place. Rex Ryan knows what he wants on defense because that's all he really knows.
So many things wrong with this post...
They wanted Bruce Irvin and he went a pick before to Seattle. Then the Jets had a deal to trade back with Pittsburgh, but the Steelers smartly stayed put because they knew DeCastro had a great chance of falling to them when the board started to unfold.
The OLBs still need to be replaced, but Bart Scott was replaced in the 2012 draft. Davis is going to be a good player.
How in the hell is a 28 year old player that's been in the league 6 years not a veteran?
Dustin Keller is terrible.
David Harris, Nick Mangold, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Darrelle Revis, and Jeremy Kerley are some very good draft picks by Mike Tannenbaum.
Tannenbaum was more interested in making splash trades and moving up in the draft for "his" guys that building depth through the draft.
Muhammad Wilkerson is the second best 3-4 DE in the league behind JJ Watt. That gap between them is huge, but still...to say he wasn't playing well is ridiculous. He also rarely came off the field, even as a rookie. He's a great player.
Rex Ryan is loyal to the players that he brought in.
It's why he stuck with a 5'7 white safety (Jimmy Leonhard) for multiple seasons. It's why Bart Scott got playing time over the younger/faster DeMario Davis. He was drafted to replace Scott and Ryan just didn't play him.
Quinton Coples didn't play because, again, Ryan is loyal to his veterans and gave reps to Mike DeVito. When Coples got extended playing time towards the end of the year, he was dominant down the stretch as an interior pass rusher.
tl;dr: sorry for the rant, but c'mon son...