And with the #17 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, the New York Jets Select...

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                                      USC QB Mark Sanchez

NJChief with the pick...

Now that Mr. Favre has hung up his cleats and ridden off into the sunset, it's time for the J-E-T-S to find their quarterback of the future.   They took a hard look at their current roster of Kellen Clemens, Bret Ratliff and Erik Ainge to fill the void and even tried to make a trade with Denver for Jay Cutler.   However in the end, the Jets decided to buy into the USC QB hype and select Mark Sanchez with their first round pick.    The Jets are hoping that Sanchez pans out better than last year's number one pick (Vernon Gholston) and they're banking on him to be more like USC alums Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel instead of Matt Leinart, Rob Johnson, Sean Salisbury, Rodney Peete, and my favorite Todd Marinovich.    Surprised that Sanchez had fallen this far, the Jets and their fans should be extremely happy with this selection.

Sanchez has good size - 6'3" 225 lbs., intelligence - a Wonderlic score of 28, and college experience in a pro style offense (albeit only 16 starts) to tout on his resume.  He can also claim that he battled a pretty good defense everyday in practice for a couple of years at USC.    As a senior, he threw for over 3,200 yards, 34 TD's and only 10 INT's.   One could argue he should have stayed in school one more year to gain valuable big game experience, but he elected to enter the draft while his value was high and hope for the best.   Maybe he'll be New York's next Joe Willie Namath....only time will tell.

Previous pick: DE Tyson Jackson

Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock for tomorrow: Chicago Bears (Holmeslice) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (madtheory)

Click over for the schedule and current draft results.

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The Jets would love, love for this to happen in the real draft. If Sanchez is around at this point, they definitely take him.

Pick Round 1 Selection Date
1 Detroit Lions - UCrawford LB Aaron Curry Weds. March 10th
2 St. Louis Rams - Lanier63 OT Jason Smith Monday, March 16th
3 Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88 OT Eugene Monroe Monday, March 16th
4 Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel DT B.J. Raji Tuesday, March 17th
5 Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway WR Michael Crabtree Tuesday, March 17th
6 Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic OT Andre Smith Weds., March 18th
7 Oakland Raiders - mushin WR Jeremy Maclin Weds., March 18th
8 Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns WR Percy Harvin Thursday, March 19th
9 Green Bay Packers - JasonM DE/OLB Everette Brown
Thursday, March 19th
10 San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch QB Matt Stafford Friday, March 20th
11 Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread LB Rey Maualuga Friday, March 20th
12 Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose DE Brian Orakpo Monday, March 23rd
13 Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade T Michael Oher Monday, March 23rd
14 New Orleans Saints - cmpotter CB Vontae Davis Tuesday, March 24th
15 Houston Texans - ChiefsDude CB Malcolm Jenkins Tuesday, March 24th
16 San Diego Chargers - Helmets DE Tyson Jackson Weds., March 25th
17 New York Jets - NJChief QB Mark Sanchez
Weds., March 25th
18 Chicago Bears - Holmeslice
Thursday, March 26th
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory
Thursday, March 26th
20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford
Friday, March 27th
21 Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717
Friday, March 27th
22 Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56
Monday, March 30th
23 New England Patriots - connerman
Monday, March 30th
24 Atlanta Falcons - RedNose
Tuesday, March 31st
25 Miami Dolphins - shraggyj
Tuesday, March 31st
26 Baltimore Ravens - Ben S
Weds., April 1st
27 Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary
Weds., April 1st
28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717
Thursday, April 2nd
29 New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s
Thursday, April 2nd
30 Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99
Friday, April 3rd
31 Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH
Friday, April 3rd
32 Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33
Monday, April 6th
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