Jets Draft Theory: Quality over Quantity, Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene


Published: April 26, 2009


... the Jets started off the draft by trading Brett Ratliff, Abram Elam, Kenyon Coleman, the 17th overall pick (first round) and the 52nd overall pick (second round) for the fifth overall pick (first round) owned by Eric Mangini and the Cleveland Browns.

The New York Jets went on to select Mark Sanchez, who is viewed by many as the franchise QB of the future for this Jets organization. This was the only draft selection the Jets had on the first day of the draft.

Mark Sanchez has received plenty of positive remarks from scouts and coaches across the nation. Many fans have a good feeling reading about his arm, accuracy, and football knowledge.

As a matter of fact, I also believe Mark Sanchez has received much more publicity compared to the first overall pick, QB Matt Stafford.

The Jets could not end the 2009 NFL Draft without another move that garners attention. To start Day Two of the draft, the Jets traded their third, fourth, and seventh-round picks t...

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