Link: Jets haven’t drafted Pro Bowl skill player since ’96

Marc Sessler at NFL.com speculates that given the Jets’ recent visits from some of the upcoming draft’s top WRs, the team looks like it will draft one of them, hoping a Pro Bowl skill player emerges.

Get this: New York hasn’t drafted a skill player who went to thePro Bowl as a Jet since taking wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson with the first overall pick in 1996, as pointed out by ESPNNewYork.com’s Rich Cimini.

Chad Pennington, Santana Moss and Mark Sanchez were productive for stretches, but far from luminary. Laveranues Coles made a Pro Bowl trip, but that came with the Washington Redskins — and the same goes for Moss.




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Monty
Monty

This article is useless and annoying  linking to it is even more so. There weren't enough negative jet articles around for people.  I guess site traffic is down so that's why you need to put a link

the title says this 

The jets haven't drafted....
but then they acknowledges that title is a lie by saying coles and moss made it to the probowl. it doesnt say " a current jet skill player hasnt made it to the probowl" .. "it says jets haven't drafted" Its a total lie. its hurts my brain to see people so willfully bad at their jobs...
The "writer" is pathetic for writing it and TJB is even more so for posting it. You should know better ..
can the draft start already :) 

Miguel Lopez
Miguel Lopez

Wait you kidding me right... did you not watch any jets games... what about Darrelle Revis drafted by the jets in 2007 1st round with the 14th pick overall...

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

Cornerback is not a skill position? I wouldn't tell Darrelle Revis that....



a57se
a57se

Charlie Campbell has the Ravens taking Cooks and the Jets settling for Beckham.....I'd be very pleased with that!

ASJ in round 2 and Landry in round 3.......this is looking like a Bradysucks special!


bradysucks
bradysucks

I happen to think that if the Jets want instant offense they should draft Cooks who I don't think will take much time to "develop"

OBJ has bigger upside than Cooks but probably takes at least a year to develop

Lee if healthy is instant offense... He's already had a bunch of surgeries

Pete 57
Pete 57

They are talking offense only.

WW85
WW85

@a57se  I think the Ravens need safety & OL more than WR,  HAHA fits them pretty well

bob
bob

@bradysucks


I was just reading that Cooks is indeed the hardest receiver to cover.

Marvel
Marvel

@bradysucks  

OBJ has bigger upside and needs a year to develop?


reason?  curious


a57se
a57se

@WW85 @a57se 

They didn't replace Boldin and their WR core after Torrey smith is thin.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Well Cooks can play the slot where his size and speed makes him next to impossible to cover - kind of like covering Wes Welker if Welker had elite speed.

OBJ will most likely not be used in the slot. OBJ is not strong for a WR. He could have trouble against press coverage on the outside as a rookie

bradysucks
bradysucks

You sure about that? I remember reading he did

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@a57se @Hazard2012 @Brendan  I agree 100% I think of all the guys mentioned for this type of roll he will turn out to be the best.Could he use to add a few pounds? No question, but after him personally dismantle a very talented Alabama team in last years bowl game I really like this kid. Archer certainly has the straight line speed but Sanders has that stop & go,change of direction and instant acceleration that gives defenses fits.

a57se
a57se

@Hazard2012 @Brendan 

I still like Jalen Saunders for that type of role as well......Saunders is a better receiver then either DAT or Archer.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@Brendan @Hazard2012  


Yes, Dri Archer, too.   I think they'd be a perfect fit for MM, especially now that CJ is in the fold.   He'd bring a whole other dimension to ST and the O...well worth one of our 12 picks.  

Brendan
Brendan

@Hazard2012 No, he and Dri Archer have been talked about quite a bit on here the past few weeks. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

I have seen that comparison but didn't realize it went as far as hand size!!!

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Don't remember, but since Richardson is being used as a D-Jax comparison in Marty's offense, I figured it was relevant. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Seriously? 

Well there are always exceptions.....did Djax have the reputation of having poor hands coming out of college like Richardson?

a57se
a57se

@Marvel @a57se@Brendan 

OK, I just looked up Richardsons' measurements.......

FORGET this guy. 

He has 8 and 7/8" hands.....that is just TOO small for a WR.

Brendan
Brendan

@Marvel Yeah, I've used Antonio Brown as my Lee comp for a while, I think that fits pretty well. 

juunit
juunit

@Marvel @juunit 

Yes. Before the single knee injury that did not prevent him from coming back in a few weeks or participating in the combine. 

Marvel
Marvel

@juunit

 before the knee issues,?


oh



Regardless he's a wco fit.



juunit
juunit

@Marvel @Brendan 

Except when he had a QB who could actually throw the deep ball. You know, the time he lead the country in big plays. 

a57se
a57se

@juunit @a57se

He also does have the bad habit of body catching which needs to change........there are others in this draft who do that as well.

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Perhaps, I saw him listed at 170 and thought someone else posted he was 165 through the season.....

juunit
juunit

@a57se @juunit@bradysucks 

Well, he said in an interview that he was trying to run before he caught the ball. So while the injuries and QBs definitely played a role, he also owned it and said he wasn't as good as he should've been. So, can't blame outside factors 100%. But it would also be naive to ignore them.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se 15-20? Last I saw he was up to 185 or so, which would be 10. 

Marvel
Marvel

@Brendan

 I like how you used the word elusive. IT seems like he's better after the catch as opposed to taking the top off the defense.

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @WW85 

Valid point and one that concerns me with Paul Richardson.....he's already gained like 15 to 20 pounds. How will that affect his speed?

juunit
juunit

@WW85 @juunit@bradysucks 

You can say that about just about every prospect though, except the flabby linemen. 

In no particular order, I'd probably have to say: Lee, Watkins, Evans, Robinson and Benjamin.

a57se
a57se

@juunit @a57se@bradysucks 

The knee and the drops are a legitimate concern but you can also credit the drops to the crappy QB and to the knee issues......

You can spin this either way.


Brendan
Brendan

@WW85 Really? I don't think I'd want him putting on weight that pushes him over 200 pounds. His elusiveness is one of his best attributes, so maybe a couple pounds of muscles would help, but I hesitate to pack muscle onto someone with his frame. 

juunit
juunit

@a57se @juunit@bradysucks 

If you consider that he missed games and extrapolate his numbers to a full season, he would've had a 1000 yard season. And that's not even taking into account that he was playing injured or with a crappy QB. Yet I see lots of people talk about his "terrible" year in 2013.

WW85
WW85

@juunit @bradysucks  Every scouting report I've read says this he needs to bulk up to protect himself in the NFL. Juunit, who are your top 5 WRs in this draft?

a57se
a57se

@juunit @bradysucks 

You could actually look at Lee's 2013 as a positive in that he played through an injury and still put up a pretty  decent season. Teams know the guy is a gamer and will play through adversity.

bradysucks
bradysucks

For the record....I will be cheering if the Jets draft Lee

juunit
juunit

@bradysucks  

Yes, he did hurt his knee, which is why he missed time this year. He came back a little early, played through it, and looked to be returning to form at the end of the season.

But the "rumors" about his health are stupid. I've seen people call him injury prone and he's missed games once. I just saw you say he's had multiple surgeries when he's had zero. People are unbelievably clueless about Lee. 

I won't be at all surprised if a report comes out tomorrow saying Marqise Lee was born on Mars and any team that drafts him will have their houses invaded by murderous ten foot tall fire ants. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Okay...my bad...I do know that Lee has had leg injuries...

By the way - I like Lee very much...but there are rumors about his health

juunit
juunit

@bradysucks  

100% sure. He has only ever missed time once, which was this season. He didn't get any surgery and returned to the field after a few weeks. 

Unless he got surgery for something before he got to USC, he has never gone under the knife.