There's a reason why Shaun Ellis was drafted before John Abraham and why Ellis also lasted longer with the team that drafted him. One player was a complete DE while the other was a Pass rusher.
Maybe Sanchez should get another 7 years. Phucking Jets fans.:rolleyes:
To be fair, he was drafted as the career sack leader from his school so that was the expectation, that is all...
Oh and don't worry that Ed Reed was selected 2 picks later @ 24 the Jets grabbed Jon McGraw in the 2nd and according to the "experts" you never draft a guard or safety in the first round ;) :D
2002 was a good draft, Bart Scott, James Harrison and Brandon Moore were UDFA's and our new QB was a 4th rounder
11 yrs decent career always a team guy and a bust ... or a disappointment sorry but I disagree because he did not get sacks but was very good against the run. and average against the pass when put into the position. What is funny is how the people who call him a disappointment remember reed drafted 2 picks after him but was drafted before him? Being drafted at 22 and being arguably the 9th best player on the list is not a bad thing people
you can not please everyone esp Jets fans who seem top have teh Knack for fortelling players career. We could draft the next Joe Namath and you people would not be happy
Lets look shall we
1 Houston Texans David Carr QB Fresno State
2 Carolina Panthers Julius Peppers DE North Carolina
3 Detroit Lions Joey Harrington QB Oregon
4 Buffalo Bills Mike Williams T Texas
5 San Diego Chargers Quentin Jammer DB Texas
6 Kansas City Chiefs Ryan Sims DT North Carolina
7 Minnesota Vikings Bryant McKinnie T Miami (Fla.)
8 Dallas Cowboys Roy Williams FS Oklahoma
9 Jacksonville Jaguars John Henderson DT Tennessee
10 Cincinnati Bengals Levi Jones T Arizona State
11 Indianapolis Colts Dwight Freeney DE Syracuse
12 Arizona Cardinals Wendell Bryant DT Wisconsin
13 New Orleans Saints Donte' Stallworth WR Tennessee
14 New York Giants Jeremy Shockey TE Miami (Fla.)
15 Tennessee Titans Albert Haynesworth DT Tennessee
16 Cleveland Browns William Green RB Boston College
17 Oakland Raiders Phillip Buchanon CB Miami (Fla.)
18 Atlanta Falcons T.J. Duckett RB Michigan State
19 Denver Broncos Ashley Lelie WR Hawaii
20 Green Bay Packers Javon Walker WR Florida State
21 New England Patriots Daniel Graham TE Colorado
22 New York Jets Bryan Thomas DE Alabama-Birmingham
:DHe was drafted higher than he should have been then he was unfairly called a bust by idiotic Jets fans....in the end he ended up having a nice career.
Never great. Rarely even "that" good but have had enough real busts in our recent history to be able to tell the difference.
I love how some of you parrots regurgitate this "set the edge" crap like you're NFL coaches. Let's be real, you heard Rex say the phrase once or twice (I've heard him say it, too) and now you're repeating it like it means something.
Bryan Thomas had little to no ability to rush the passer, so he didn't even try to incorporate that facet of the game into his play. He just sat on his side of the field hoping someone might run in his direction. That is "setting the edge" to some on this board. It's a dumb phrase that's used to artificially add value to a player who was average at best.
I remember the year he was drafted. I argued up to the draft that the Jets should target Ed Reed in the draft. The Jets has the 22nd pick and Ed Reed was the best CB in the draft. Reed dropped after 'slow' 40 times and I thught he would be there at 22. The Jets fell in love with Bryan Thomas at the senior Bowl workouts and fell in love with him. Jets took Thomas at 22 and the Ravens took Ed Reed two picks later.
He was drafted to play as a 4-3 DE if I recall correctly. What saved him was playing for Eric Mangini his first year in town. Tanny and Mangini noticed that he fit in nicely with the 3-4 the Jets were running. If not for that, I don't believe he would have lasted as long as he did.