Over the last few days, we have been looking at the Jets’ draft classes from the decade of the 2000s, and deciding on a top 5 draft pick from the era. So far we have talked about Shaun Ellis, and Muhammad Wilkerson.
Tonight, we take a look at the third best draft pick by the New York Jets in the decade of the 2000’s.
This was one of the first choices made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, and it was a great choice. After taking over the position of left tackle in 2006, D’Brick did not miss a start at the left tackle position, showing us how durable he is.
He made the Pro Bowl three straight seasons from 2009-2011.
Despite the fact that the Jets finished 6-10 in 2011, Ferguson actually quite the rebound season, again finishing as en elite tackle with a grade of 23.5. He was a 16.9 in pass blocking as well, giving his best contribution to the keep Mark Sanchez alive fund.
Ever since the movie that featured Michael Oher came out, the importance of the left tackle came to the forefront for American football fans. Your left tackle has to be quite good for you team to have any chance.
D’Brickashaw Ferguson is one of the best in the game, and certainly a well deserving person to be on this list.