Originally Posted by palmetto defender
But are any on the Jets? If you are not any good at finding diamonds in the rough at small schools (the Jets are not), at least look in the more logical places (the Jets do not).
Wouldn't call Syracuse a small school. A long history of great players. Last I checked Oregon State competes at a high level also.
Do the Jets really have ANY good players other than Revis and Mangold? Big schools. If they do who are they? Drafted ones not acquired - Holmes is a borderline - locker room cancer. Cromartie? Birth control ad.
Ah, the old bait and switch. Now we're only talking about the Jets and not the quality of the ACC? If this was all as easy as just picking guys from "big schools," the NFL scouting departments could just go home and call it a day. Fortunately, we have never seen any big school busts because they play in such mean nasty conferences.
If your point is to criticize the skill of our scouting department, that's one thing... and it's somewhat debatable, but all the evidence is there that the ACC is considered a very worthy source of NFL talent. I do think that those who have made a point of how poorly the Jets have done with late rounds are correct, at least in comparison to some of the elite organizations. I took a look recently at all the 5th, 6th and 7th rounders taken by the Steelers since 2008. A lot of them are still in the league, and some of them are solid starters. Every pick matters if your goal is become an elite team with depth.