The NY Jets have given their fans plenty of reasons to boo on draft day. But here are 30 instances where the Jets made the most with their time on the clock.
Hope springs eternal in the NFL. Every year, fans of struggling teams take solace in the upcoming draft. After all, a few great draft picks can transform even the most moribund franchises into instant contenders. Unless you’re a Jets fan.
Fans of the green and white are renowned for the chorus of boos they rain down upon the podium as each Jets pick is announced. From passing on Dan Marino to drafting a litany of recent busts (ie. Vernon Gholston, Stephen Hill, Quinton Coples, Geno Smith), the team has certainly given its fan base reasons to be disgruntled.
However, every franchise has its shining moments. All the underwhelming draft picks and busts aside, the Jets have drafted some remarkable players.
The following list does not simply focus on the 30 greatest Jets players. Instead, this compilation utilizes a variety of criteria (players drafted by Jets, values in light of draft position, contributions, career longevity with Jets, etc.) to determine the highlights of some of the best draft picks in team history.
Without further ado, here are the 30 greatest draft picks made by the Jets.