FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets picked a pass rusher with plenty to prove.

Florida’s Jachai Polite was the first of the Jets’ two third-round selections Friday night, going 68th overall and giving New York the explosive edge rusher they coveted entering the NFL draft.

The Jets just hope the 21-year-old Polite has outgrown the maturity questions many teams had about him. He was once considered a likely early selection, but he struggled during what he called a “bumpy” pre-draft process — both physically and mentally.

“I’ve accepted all my flaws,” Polite said during a conference call. “I’ve been just working on that all offseason.”

Polite had 11 sacks in his junior season with the Gators, playing mainly off the edge, and

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