2002 NFL Draft: An Up and Down Draft for the New York Jets

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With the draft only a couple of days away, we are taking a look back at previous Jets drafts that are celebrating anniversaries. Yesterday we took a look at the draft from five years ago. Today we look at 10 years ago, the 2002 NFL draft, which produced mixed results for the New York Jets

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September 13, 2010; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas (58) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during the game at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

The first round, 22nd pick overall, yielded the Jets Bryan Thomas, and it was as solid a pick as ever. He has been a staple on the Jets defense for many years now, adding both good tackling and a pass rush, with 418 tackles and 31 sacks for his career. The Jets sorely missed his ability to set the edge in the running game in 2011.

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Topics: 2002 Nfl Draft, Alan Harper, Alan Schechter, Bryan Thomas, Chris Baker, Jon Mcgraw, Jonathan Goodwin, New Orleans Saints, NY Jets, Ny Jets Draft, San Francisco 49ers

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