With all of the mistakes that have been made through the draft, the Jets have their share of highs too. Those highs have been especially prominent at the LB level. David Harris, pictured right, is of the Jets best draft picks in recent memory. Since 2007, he has been a force in the middle of the Jets defense despite the fact that his speed has begun to decline. We have talked before about how consistent of a tackler that Harris is.
But, David does not make this list. Why? Because he was drafted in the year 2007. He was on the list of the Jets top 10 draft picks since the year 2000, but does not quality for this list.
The list that we are continuing today is the list of the Top 10 Jets’ Draft Picks of the 1889s. Here is the list so far:
Now, we move onward and upward to choice #2. Harris is in the picture because this next choice is also a linebacker. He was selected out of Florida State by the Jets with the 4th overall choice in the 1993 NFL draft. All Jones did was start nearly every game he played in Green and White for the next 11 seasons, the only 11 he played in the NFL. Who are we talking about?
Take a look at his stats from his career:
|2003||New York Jets||16||16||118||74||44||0.0||–||3||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
|2002||New York Jets||16||16||109||76||33||0.0||–||3||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2001||New York Jets||16||16||135||95||40||1.0||–||2||3||27||9.0||18||0||2|
|2000||New York Jets||16||16||–||–||–||1.0||–||0||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
|1999||New York Jets||16||16||–||–||–||1.0||–||0||1||15||15.0||15||0||0|
|1998||New York Jets||0||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||0.0||–||–||–|
|1997||New York Jets||16||16||–||–||–||3.0||–||0||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
|1996||New York Jets||12||12||–||–||–||1.0||–||0||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
|1995||New York Jets||10||10||–||–||–||1.5||–||0||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
|1994||New York Jets||15||11||–||–||–||0.5||–||0||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
|1993||New York Jets||9||0||–||–||–||0.0||–||0||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
Marvin Jones stepped in as a starter at middle linebacker in 1994, and basically never relinquished the position until he retired. Although we don’t have the tackle stats from the 1990’s, take a look at them from the 2000’s.
Consistent enough for you? I think so. Marvin Jones was a rock for the New York Jets from the day he first put on the uniform, until the day he removed it for the final time.
He, that is, and the #1 choice…..there is your mini clue, tune in tomorrow for the best draft pick of the 1990’s.