Throwback Thursday: The 2000 NFL Draft

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Sep 15, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive coordinator Al Groh watches his defense warm up before taking on the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-USA TODAY Sports

Good evening Jets fans, and happy Thursday. Time once again for another edition of “Throwback Thursday”.

Over the last couple of weeks, we have used the throwback post to talk about previous successful drafts. We are essentially telling the world that, even though the Jets have had a lot of bad moments on draft day, they have had some terrific moments we well, and we are here to celebrate those.

So far, we have gone back to some drafts in the history of the team. We have covered the 1977 and 1979 draft, which yielded the Jets several players.

Tonight, we go back into the recent past, the year 2000, to look at another successful draft season.

The year 2000 marked the one year reign of Al Groh as the Jets head coach. Bill Parcells had stepped down from the position, and BB defected from the Jets to the Patriots.

For one season, the Jets gave Al Groh one heck of a draft. The Jets had four first round picks in the draft in 2000, and five picks in the first 100.

How did the Jets use them? Look at the slide-show and you will find out:

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