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Thread: Best drafts in NYJ history

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    Looking back on drafts I noticed we have drafted alot of scrubs. But 2000 looks to be the best in NYJ history, with 1983 coming in close second. Which do you think was better, 2000 or 1983?..........or I will give you a 3rd option and say "what could have been in 1983".

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    if it were not for the keshawn trade and 2000 draft, we would we hands down bottom 5 team in this league for the past 2 years and next 2

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    go to drafthistory.com and they will tell you why the jets have been pitiful for a long while........very interesting read

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    1983


    Round (pick)Player Position College
    1 (#24) O'Brien, Ken QB Cal-Davis
    2 (#51) Hector, Johnny RB Texas A&M
    3 (#78) Townsell, Jo-Jo WR UCLA
    4 (#105) Howell, Wes TE California
    5 (#136) Walker, John DT Nebraska -Omaha
    6 (#163) White, Vincent RB Stanford
    7 (#190) Newbold, Darrin LB SW Missouri State
    8 (#217) Mullen, Davlin DB Western Kentucky
    9 (#247) Humphery, Bobby WR-DB New Mexico State
    10 (#274)Fike, Dan OT Florida
    11 (#301)Harmon, Mike WR Mississippi
    12 (#328)Crum, Stu K Tulsa

    2000

    Round (pick)Player Position College
    1 (#12) Ellis, Shaun DE Tennessee
    1 (#13) Abraham, John LB-DE South Carolina
    1 (#18) Pennington, Chad QB Marshall
    1 (#27) Becht, Anthony TE West Virginia
    3 (#78) Coles, Laveranues WR Florida State
    5 (#143) Hayes, Windrell WR USC
    6 (#179) Scott, Tony DB North Carolina State
    7 (#218) Seals, Richard DT Utah


    I got to go with 2000 after reviewing both years.

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    1979
    1 1 14 14 Marty Lyons DE Alabama
    2 2 13 41 Mark Gastineau DE East Central Oklahoma

    3 3 12 68 Donald Dykes DB SE Louisiana
    4 4 14 96 Eric Cunningham G Penn State
    5 4 16 98 Johnny Lynn DB UCLA
    6 5 13 123 Kelly Kirchbaum LB Kentucky
    7 5 15 125 Stan Blinka LB Sam Houston State
    8 6 12 149 Bill Dufek G Michigan
    9 7 14 179 Emmett King RB Houston
    10 7 22 187 Keith Brown DB Minnesota
    11 8 6 198 Marshall Harris DT Texas Christian
    12 8 13 205 Willie Beamon LB Boise State
    13 9 12 232 Gordy Sprattler RB North Dakota State
    14 10 14 262 Steve Sybeldon T North Dakota
    15 10 15 263 Ed McGlasson C Youngstown State
    16 11 13 288 Danny Sanders QB Carson-Newman
    17 12 11 314 Paul Darby WR SW Texas State
    1979 was a hell of a draft - 17 players is practically another team



    1977 was also a very good year


    1 1 4 4 Marvin Powell T USC
    2 2 5 33 Wesley Walker WR California

    3 3 16 72 Tank Marshall DE Texas A&M
    4 4 5 89 Scott Dierking RB Purdue
    5 5 4 116 Perry Griggs WR Troy State
    6 5 17 129 Gary Gregory T Baylor
    7 6 5 144 Joe Klecko DT Temple
    8 7 1 168 Charlie White RB Bethune-Cookman
    9 7 4 171 Bob Grupp DB Duke
    10 7 28 195 Kevin Long RB South Carolina
    11 8 5 200 Dan Alexander DT Louisiana State
    12 8 15 210 Ed Thompson LB Ohio State
    13 9 4 227 Matt Robinson QB Georgia
    14 10 5 256 John Hennessy DE Michigan
    15 11 28 307 Dave Butterfield DB Nebraska
    16 12 5 312 Phil Gargis RB Auburn
    17 12 6 313 Dave Conrad T Maryland
    some of those other names i don't know but im sure Hammer or some other posters could tell me if they were any good (MSGold)

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    Kevin Long, Dan Alexander, and Matt Robinson were terrific value in '77 for where they were picked. Alexander was a fixture on the OL during the early to mid '80s when the team was playoff caliber.

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    Originally posted by parkwayjet1@Apr 19 2004, 07:02 AM
    Kevin Long, Dan Alexander, and Matt Robinson were terrific value in '77 for where they were picked. Alexander was a fixture on the OL during the early to mid '80s when the team was playoff caliber.
    And, if memory serves me correct, didn't Matt Robinson bring a couple of high draft picks back in a trade a couple of years later?

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    1977 was withut question the Jets best draft....

    3 pro bowlers (Powell, Klecko and Walker)
    A 12 year starting OG (Alexander)
    2 excellent and valuable RBs (Long and Dierking)
    A starting caliber QB that brought us back a #1 and #2 (Robinson)

    We also signed Bruce Harper, Kenny Schroy and Tom Newton as undrafted FAs that year.

    Thats 10 major contributors from one rookie class. It was the foundation for our success of the early to midd 80s. 40% of our starting OL, our best DLman, our best offensive deep threat. INcredible depth in our RBs. A starting SS. And a QB who all but won the job in 1979 over Todd and had a terrific seaon in 1978 and gave us an ROI of two high picks when we traded hi (although we totally blew the picks).

    There is simply no way to debate it. 1983 was fine and so was 2000, 1979, 1984, 1989, etc... but 1977 was BY FAR our best draft year.

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    In looking these over it is really easy to see why the Jets have stunk for so long.

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    To be fair, ANY team would have taken the Jets 1977 draft. The priblem for the Jets was that they didn;t follow that draft up with much success and relied on a sub standard QB (Todd) to take them to the SB. BY the time they had a decent QB in O'Brien in 1985, the OL had crumbled, Gastineau was in decline, the secondary was a disaster, and Klecko was an injury mess an coming to the end.

    But that 1977 was somehting special...we just blew it after that.

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    Originally posted by bitonti@Apr 18 2004, 09:54 PM
    1979
    1 1 14 14 Marty Lyons DE Alabama
    2 2 13 41 Mark Gastineau DE East Central Oklahoma

    3 3 12 68 Donald Dykes DB SE Louisiana
    4 4 14 96 Eric Cunningham G Penn State
    5 4 16 98 Johnny Lynn DB UCLA
    6 5 13 123 Kelly Kirchbaum LB Kentucky
    7 5 15 125 Stan Blinka LB Sam Houston State
    8 6 12 149 Bill Dufek G Michigan
    9 7 14 179 Emmett King RB Houston
    10 7 22 187 Keith Brown DB Minnesota
    11 8 6 198 Marshall Harris DT Texas Christian
    12 8 13 205 Willie Beamon LB Boise State
    13 9 12 232 Gordy Sprattler RB North Dakota State
    14 10 14 262 Steve Sybeldon T North Dakota
    15 10 15 263 Ed McGlasson C Youngstown State
    16 11 13 288 Danny Sanders QB Carson-Newman
    17 12 11 314 Paul Darby WR SW Texas State
    you forgot to mention Willie Beamon from Boise State, he was really good in that Oliver Stone Movie and he had the ladies screeeeeeeamin', yeah he's Willie Beamon!!!!!!!!&#33 ;!!!

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    First off how can you compare 17 or 12 rd drafts to 7 round Drafts??
    The 2000 Draft had 4 number 1's and Coles but the 2001 Draft had
    6 picks 5 who made the Team!!

    2001 1 1 16 16 Santana Moss WR Miami (FL)
    2 2 18 49 LaMont Jordan RB Maryland
    3 3 17 79 Kareem McKenzie T Penn State
    4 4 6 101 Jamie Henderson DB Georgia
    5 7 6 206 James Reed DT Iowa State
    6 7 17 217 Situpe Peko

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    Bobby Humphery! :lol:

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