It has nothing to do with emotional picks, it has everything to do with scheme and what player fits the scheme better. Saleh wants a fierce pass rush that can create problems without compromising big plays behind the secondary. If KT is available as the OP asked, I wouldn’t hesitate to draft him. With regards to the the money, it should not be a consideration if KT can be the Jets version of Joey Bosa. Hopefully Lawson can stay healthy for two seasons and Jets get something out of him for the amount of money they are paying him, but to this point in his football career he has not fulfilled any of his potential and I wouldn’t go into next season relying on him only if Jets have a chance at KT.