A follower of our Facebook page pointed this out to me yesterday, and I thought I might share it will all of you, simply because it is interesting.
We know how the Jets focus has been to be a top defensive team since the Rex Ryan era began. The formula for success has been run first, and to have a touch, punishing defense. Mike Tannenbaum has also taken a lot of heat for not focusing enough attention on the offensive side of the ball. With that said, take a look at the Jets 21 draft picks since the Rex Ryan era began:
QB-Mark Sanchez, RB-Shonn Greene, G-Matt Slauson, CB-Kyle Wilson, T-Vladimir Ducasse, RB-Joe McKnight, FB-John Conner, DT-Muhammad Wilkerson, DT-Kenrick Ellis, RB-Bilal Powell, WR-Jeremy Kerley, QB-Greg McElroy, WR-Scotty McKnight, DE-Quinton Coples, WR-Stephen Hill, LB-Demario Davis, DB-Josh Bush, RB-Terrance Ganaway, G-Robert T. Griffin, S-Antonio Allen, WR-Jordan White
By my count, that totals 7 defensive players, and 14 offensive players. Not that I am saying that they have been all great picks, but the Jets have actually taken a lot of offensive players in the draft. Twice as many to be exact. Did you know that? Not me. Just an interesting tidbit I wanted to share with you guys on this Labor Day evening.