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Ranking the NY Jets 8 biggest draft steals since 2010

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2. Bilal Powell, RB, NY Jets

Few players in recent Jets memory are as beloved as Bilal Powell, and while he was never really the team's top option in the backfield, he put together a great career spanning nine seasons with Gang Green.

His production never quite rivaled his overall meaning to this squad, but in nine seasons, he put up over 5,200 all-purpose yards to go along with 20 touchdowns. For someone picked at No. 125 overall, that’s a more-than-respectable career.

There have been much better backs to come through the Jets organization during Powell’s time and since, but given that he was taken so late and played his entire career with the team, it’s hard not to put him so high on this list.


3. Jeremy Kerley, WR, NY Jets

The Jets haven’t had much luck with drafting receivers, and while Jeremy Kerley was never a star for this team, his production after being selected in the fifth round gets him a well-earned spot on this list.

Despite his small stature, the TCU product went on to have a very successful NFL career spanning eight seasons (six of which were with the Jets), putting up over 3,000 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.

Many will forget Kerley because he didn’t make a major impact with the Jets, but he was a dependable player for several years with this team. And if you can get that in every draft at pick No. 153, you will be in good hands.

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