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)
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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.
|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|
Do you agree with the pick?
Yes (124 votes)
No (30 votes)
Indifferent (6 votes)
160 total votes