In our continuing look back at Jets drafts gone by, today we are looking at the draft from 20 years ago, 1992. The draft had some intrigue, but not a lot of big time results. Take a look (reviewing through round 6 to compare to current drafts, Jets didn’t have a 7th round pick in 1992)
With the 15th pick overall, the Jets chose TE Johnny Mitchell. It was heralded as a good pick, and he had some success, but never achieved what was expected. His best year came in 1994 with 58 receptions for 749 yards and 4 TDs. He recorded 16 TDs over his 4 years in New York. Like I said, good, but not great.
The Jets chose LB Kurt Barber in the second round. He played no significant time with the Jets, racking up 3.5 sacks over four years with the team.
The third round yielded OT Siupeli Malamala. Over 8 years with the Jets, Malamala started in 41 games on the offensive line.
The Jets chose LB Keo Coleman on the fourth round (photo not available). Not a signfiicant pick as he didn’t start a game in his one year with the New York Jets.
Cal Dixon, C, was chosen with the 5th round pick in 1992. Primarily a backup until 1995, when he started in 12 games for the Jets on the offensive line.
The Jets had 2 picks in the 6th round in 1992. The first was used on linebacker Glenn Cadrez. After not playing a major role with the Jets, he had his best year with the Denver Broncos in 1999 with 7 sacks.
The second choice by the Jets in the 6th round was QB Jeff Blake. He didn’t play much for the Jets, but went on to have a decent career with the Bengals most significantly, along with a few other brief stops. He threw for over 21,000 yards and 134 TDs before ending his career after the 2005 season.
All in all, a draft that had some promising players, but nothing great, and certainly nothing great for the New York Jets.