Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during the second half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Jets 17-12. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

A Look Back: New York Jets 2007 Draft Class


As the Jets prepare for the big night, April 25th, we have been taking a look back. Specifically, we are looking back on draft classes of the recent past, and giving them a grade.

Tonight, we are continuing the trip down memory lane, as we take a look at the 2007 draft class. It was another Tanny special, as they only had four picks. However, it was a little anti-Tanny, in that these four picks were actually profitable. Take a look, to jog your memory:

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 14 Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburgh
2 47 David Harris ILB Michigan
6 177 Jacob Bender T Nicholls State
7 235 Chansi Stuckey WR Clemson

See? It may have been only 4 picks, but when three out of four make the team, that’s a pretty good job.

We don’t even have to talk about Darrelle. Despite his attitude regarding money, his value as a football player is unquestioned.

Then we have David Harris. Despite the fact that he has slowed over the years, he has been one of the most consistent Jets defenders. Here are his career stats:

G GS Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF
2012 New York Jets 16             16 123 79 44 3.0 3 0.0 1
2011 New York Jets 16             16 86 65 21 5.0 0 8 4 55 13.8 35T 1 0
2010 New York Jets 16             16 99 69 30 3.0 3 0.0 1
2009 New York Jets 16             16 127 82 45 5.5 3 2 24 12.0 14 0 2
2008 New York Jets 11             11 75 52 23 1.0 1 0.0 0
2007 New York Jets 16             9 127 90 37 5.0 3 0.0 2
TOTAL 637 437 200 22.5 0 21 6 79 35 1 6

David Harris has not been a flashy football player, but, with 3 seasons, and nearly 4, with over 100 tackles, he has certainly played at or above the level of the 47th pick overall.

The only complete mis-step of the draft was Jacob Bender, who was chosen in the 6th round, but only played in 2 games in the league, both for the Jets.  That is not unsual though, coming from a 6th round pick.

Chansi Stuckey, chosen on the 7th round, was a productive player as a 3rd/4th wide receiver in 2008, with 32 receptions for 359 yards and 3 TDs.  He only was around the Jets for 4 games in 2009, but still, they did get a bit of production from a 7th round pick.

THE GRADE

Due to the play of Revis and Harris, being so good for so long, I am going to give this class a B+.  If Stuckey had been around a bit longer, that for me would have pushed the grade up to an “A“.

 

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  • matr dontelli iii

    alan, shame on you. stuckey was a key part in the braylon edwards trade. no stuckey would likely have meant no braylon. :-)

    • TheJetPress

      shame on me? That wasn’t very nice Matr, I thought we were friends LOL.

      I had forgotten that, you are right, he was a piece of that trade….good call!

  • matr dontelli iii

    yeah alan, i was just kidding with that but i was surprised you didn’t mention him going in the trade. i knew he went to the browns, but i had thought he went in the draft day trade until i read it on wikipedia actually just a few days, maybe a week prior to your column. wiki has some great really detailed info like that. as always, keep up the good work. unrelated note: just deleted another bookmark, ny post. their ads just got really persistent. on my tablet they fill up the page and don’t let you do anything until you dismiss them and dimissing them often puts you on the ad page. i often read while bicycling at the gym and accuracy when closing the ad is a tad difficult. now it’ll just be sunday, monday and friday, to read mushnick. maybe i’ll check out sherman on those days also but no longer just browsing. your ads are fine, in case you’re wondering, actually i think i’ll start following your ads when i’m not busy, out of respect for your work. :)

    • TheJetPress

      I knew you were kidding…just busting your chops back LOL. Thanks, I always appreciate the support, and so will the advertisers on the page.

      Sorry that NY Post clutters your device so badly.