2007 NFL Draft: A Good Year for the New York Jets
With the draft only days away, we are going to take a look back at specific drafts from years gone by, that are having anniversaries in 2012, starting with a five year anniversary. We take a look at the 2007 draft, where the Jets only had four picks, but they made them count.
December 4, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) stands on the field during warm-ups prior to the Jets game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Jets won 34-19. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
In the first round, the Jets traded up. What did they do with that pick? This guy. The Island, the Revis Island. Needless to say this turned into a great pick, as Darrelle Revis has become the premier cover corner in the sport, that QBs work to stay away from.
Dec 24, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) runs with the ball after intercepting a pass from New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (not pictured) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Jets 29-14. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
With the 47th pick overall, in the second round, the Jets selected David Harris, LB out of the University of Michigan. He has become a staple of the New York Jets defense, with never recording a season of less than 75 tackles.
July 24, 2008; Hempstead, NY, USA: New York Jets player Jacob Bender
The Jets didn’t have another pick until the 6th round, and they took tackle Jacob Bender. Unfortunately, he never stuck with the team in any significant role, only playing in 2 games in 2007 for the team.
Sept 13, 2009; Houston, TX, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Chansi Stuckey (83) catches a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
With their final pick in the 2007 draft, in the 7th round, the Jets chose Chansi Stuckey, WR out of Clemson. He went on to one decent season with the Jets in 2008, with 32 catches for 359 yards and 3 TDs. He went on to play for the Browns and the Cardinals, with a 40 catch season in 2010 with the Browns.
All in all, a good draft year for the Jets, even though they didn’t have very many picks.