Top 11 biggest NFL Draft steals in NY Jets history

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9. Jason Fabini, OT, NY Jets

This list is stacked with late-round offensive line gems, and the first one we're going to talk about is Jason Fabini. A fourth-round pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, Fabini started all 16 games as a rookie for a Jets team that won 12 games and reached the AFC Championship Game.

Fabini would go on to start 114 games over eight seasons with the Jets, playing both left and right tackle. While he never received any national accolades, Fabini was part of a Jets offensive line that allowed a league-best 20 sacks in 2000.

The Cincinnati product was a rock-solid and dependable starting offensive tackle for almost a decade. That's an excellent use of a fourth-round pick.

8. Marvin Washington, DL, NY Jets

The Jets didn't do a whole lot of winning during Marvin Washington's eight seasons with the franchise, failing to post a single winning season between 1989 and 1996. Still, that shouldn't take away from the success story that is his career.

Drafted in the sixth round back in 1989, Washington appeared in a whopping 124 games over eight seasons with the team. He recorded 37.5 sacks with the Jets, including a team-high 8.5-sack season in 1992.

Washington is an underrated late-round gem in Jets history who never receives proper credit because of his team's lack of success. Nonetheless, he absolutely deserves a mention.

7. Jerricho Cotchery, WR, NY Jets

A fourth-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, Jerricho Cotchery developed into a fan favorite and one of the most memorable Jets of the mid-2000s over his seven years with the organization.

Cotchery only topped 1,000 yards in a season once, but he garnered the love and appreciation of every Jets fan. Perhaps his most memorable moment came in a 2010 game against the Cleveland Browns when he injured his groin mid-play, but still managed to haul in a circus catch on essentially one leg.

Cotchery currently ranks ninth all-time in receiving yards in Jets history — not too shabby for a former fourth-round pick.