Really, who cares what Rex wants to do? Rex is still piecing together how to make Ricky Sapp and Vernon Gholston into ballers. He's going to burn a year trying to turn Coples into Bryan Thomas, only to get fired (75% probability?) at the end of the year, at which point he gets to go back to DE. Rex is about as good at developing his draft picks as Herm was. Fun fact: Rex's Jets drafts have produced exactly zero (0) Pro Bowl players. The guy has a fancy scheme that confuses OLs, but he doesn't develop for sh*t.
Your fun fact is loaded and stupid.
2009 Jets drafted no defensive players
2010 Jets drafted 1 defensive player (who will never make the pro bowl, like most others drafted by everyone)
2011 Jets drafted 2 defensive players (1 was awesome already in year 2, whether he got silly pro bowl honors or not; the other was a pure 3-4 NT stuck behind one of the NFL's best)
2012 No NFL team drafted a pro bowler on defense. The only two pro bowl players drafted by anyone were RGIII (2nd pick in the country, who the Jets had no shot of drafting, and a dome kicker)
So the way I see it, since it's too early to judge 2012's draftees for the Jets or anyone else, you're looking at exactly 3 players from 2 drafts. One of them is a stud, 1 of them is not, and 1 of them is getting his first real starting opportunity in 2013.
The close of the 2013 season will be a good time to better judge our defensive draft picks - and Rex's development of them - since Rex was named HC here. Not only to get a better look at 2012's draft class, but a little bit for 2013's also because we took a defensive player in the top 10 and another at #13 and both are expected to start as rookies.