New York Jets: Is Darrelle Revis the Best Draft Choice Ever?

By Alan Schechter
facebooktwitterreddit

What is the Jets best draft choice they have ever made? Who has had the most impact? The Jets have certainly had their share of busts, which we, and the world, have shared many a laugh about. But who was the best choice ever?

The NFL website took a look at this topic, for every team. For the Jets, they decided on Darrelle Revis. Here is what the article had to say:

Revis has built a reputation as the league’s top shutdown cornerback, to such an extent that he earned the nickname “Revis Island.” Revis is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and was a huge part of the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX-winning team.

First of all, Revis’ performance in the last Super Bowl has nothing to do with his value as a Jets draft pick.

But seriously, it is hard to question Darrelle Revis’ value on the field. He is certainly the best cornerback ever to wear the Jets uniform. He has been named to several Pro Bowls, and the list of wide receivers he has shut down is endless.

Does that make him the most valuable draft pick by the Jets ever? If we are honest, the Jets haven’t really won anything since Revis was chosen in the draft. Doesn’t that play into the value of a draft pick?

I am not saying Revis isn’t in the discussion, but it is not a slam dunk. Here come two candidates that deserve consideration as the Jets most valuable draft pick ever.

Next: Option Two

Jan 31, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Jets former quarterback

Joe Namath

on the red carpet prior to the NFL Honors award ceremony at Symphony Hall. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

I think this guy deserves some consideration, don’t you? Joe Namath was selected in the first round of the 1965 AFL draft by the Jets. The AFL knew that they would add credibility by bringing Namath in, and they did. Namath became the league’s first real celebrity type, up front, doing commercials, ..etc.

Statistically, he isn’t the greatest quarterback ever to play, barely completing 50% of his passes with the Jets. But, we have the value of the guarantee, and the win. Joe Namath is one of the few living humans that have a Super Bowl ring with the New York Jets on their resume.

That makes him a pretty valuable draft pick, don’t you think?

Next: Option Three

Don’t forget about this guy either. Wesley Walker was chosen in the second round of the 1977 draft. He made an immediate impact as a rookie, leading the league with 21.1 average yards per reception. For his entire 13 year career with the Jets, he was the consumate deep threat, averaging 19 yards per catch.

As far as winning is concerned, Wesley Walker won just as much as Revis did. Walker never got past a title game, and neither did Revis. That comes out as even.

Maybe Wesley Walker is the Jets most valuable draft pick ever?

So, what do you guys think? Did the NFL article get it right? Did we give good suggestions? Vote in our poll below:

Who is the Jets most valuable draft pick ever?

Joe Namath

(58%, 26 Votes)

Darrelle Revis

(36%, 16 Votes)

Wesley Walker

(7%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

Next: Quinton Coples: Cancel the LB Experiment Now

More from The Jet Press

facebooktwitterreddit