NY Jets Draft: Risky Business

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Published: May 1, 2009


... of their draft is yet to be seen.

Most everyone is lauding their draft as a success and touting Mark Sanchez as the next Joe Namath. For what the Jets gave up in the draft for two of the players they selected, they better hope these guys pan out. 

Everyone is giving the Jets high grades on their draft with the conclusion that the draftees will pan out.

But what if they don't?

They may end up looking like Mike Ditka did wearing the Ricky Williams dreadlocks wig. Also, I don't see how you can give someone an A+ draft grade for getting three players—two of which were in later rounds (third and sixth).

The Jets gave up on Chad Pennington and one of the big reasons why was his weak arm. However, he won eleven games with the Dolphins last year and looked pretty good. Now, the Jets draft another quarterback who doesn't have a strong arm.


The Jets traded up to the No. 5 spot in the draft to get Sanchez. Clevel...

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