The Jets have their new face of the franchise. Gang Green traded with the Browns to move up to fifth overall and selected USC’s Mark Sanchez. For their quarterback of the future, the Jets traded away this year’s first-round pick (17th overall), second-round pick (52nd overall), defensive end Kenyon Coleman, quarterback Brett Ratliff and safety Abram Elam.
It surely looks as though the Jets made a steal of a deal with their former head coach, Eric Mangini. Coleman was an underperforming starter on the defensive line and both Elam and Ratliff figured to be backups this season.
Sanchez only made 16 career starts in his two seasons at USC, but he should step in and be the Jets’ starter from Day One.