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jidar
06-26-2006, 05:02 PM
Look at this video compilation of Jets first round picks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZxNeFLuY98

lol. Man that was painful

Rain Man
06-26-2006, 05:14 PM
Freeman McNeil was a productive pick. Who did they want instead?

Spicy McHaggis
06-26-2006, 11:27 PM
I feel slightly better about our drafts now.

58-4ever
06-26-2006, 11:30 PM
That doesn't show many recent drafts. That video must be pretty old. However, I'm not saying that their drafting has improved.

chefsos
06-26-2006, 11:39 PM
Freeman McNeil was a productive pick. Who did they want instead?
Six hours later and I'm still not sure. Maybe Hugh Green? I do remember Jets Fan howling and booing when McNeil was announced, though. And it was funny. Kinda like Eagle Fan loudly hooting for Ricky Williams over McNabb several years later.

greg63
06-26-2006, 11:44 PM
I'll bet they thing they got a real deal for their forth round picks.

Pitt Gorilla
06-27-2006, 12:01 AM
I remember this piece from the draft. Great stuff. It's difficult to believe their scouting department came up with these selections.

Miles
06-27-2006, 12:05 AM
The Sapp one was great. Explosive DT or blocking TE.

Tough call.

Rudy lost the toss
06-27-2006, 12:28 AM
"Everybody said if Marino was going to be around, they'd take Marino. Obviously the Jets know something that the people up here don't."

ROFL

dtebbe
06-27-2006, 01:22 AM
This is why it is hard for me to take Pat Kirwin seriously.

DT

Halfcan
06-27-2006, 02:12 AM
"Everybody said if Marino was going to be around, they'd take Marino. Obviously the Jets know something that the people up here don't."

ROFL

Yep Classic!!

ck_IN
06-27-2006, 08:00 AM
Yeah passing on Marino was awful in hindsight but O'Brien did have some good years and it wasn't just the Jets that passed on #13.

I seem to remember that Lageman (sp?) had some good seasons too.

htismaqe
06-27-2006, 08:28 AM
Yeah passing on Marino was awful in hindsight but O'Brien did have some good years and it wasn't just the Jets that passed on #13.

I seem to remember that Lageman (sp?) had some good seasons too.

Chiefs fans, of all people, shouldn't be busting on the Jets for passing on Marino for O'Brien. O'Brien had a career 80.4 QBR and led the Jets to a couple of playoff appearances in 85 and 86 (they beat the Chiefs in the opening round in 86). They selected O'Brien a couple of picks before Marino.

Two words: Todd Blackledge

nmt1
06-27-2006, 09:10 AM
Two words: Todd Blackledge

Dammit Carl! :cuss:

Brock
06-27-2006, 09:12 AM
Carl's had some bad draft picks, but that one takes the cake. It wasn't until years later he got lucky with the Neil Smith pick.

Rain Man
06-27-2006, 09:19 AM
Here's the 1981 draft, first round. While McNeil certainly didn't have the career of a #3 overall pick (I didn't remember he went that high), he was probably better overall than any of the first rounders below him other than Lott and possibly Easley. Not much for Jets fans to whine about there. It's not like they ended up with Willie Scott or something.

1 1 George Rogers Saints RB South Carolina
2 2 Lawrence Taylor Giants LB North Carolina
3 3 Freeman McNeil Jets RB UCLA
4 4 Kenny Easley Seahawks DB UCLA
5 5 E.J. Junior Cardinals LB Alabama
6 6 Rich Campbell Packers QB California
7 7 Hugh Green Buccaneers LB Pittsburgh
8 8 Ronnie Lott 49ers DB USC
9 9 Mel Owens Rams LB Michigan
10 10 David Verser Bengals WR Kansas
11 11 Keith Van Horne Bears OT USC
12 12 Randy McMillan Colts RB Pittsburgh
13 13 David Overstreet Dolphins RB Oklahoma
14 14 Willie Scott Chiefs TE South Carolina
15 15 Dennis Smith Broncos DB USC
16 16 Mark Nichols Lions WR San Jose State
17 17 Keith Gary Steelers DE Oklahoma
18 18 Donnell Thompson Colts DT North Carolina
19 19 Brian Holloway Patriots OT Stanford
20 20 Mark May Redskins OT Pittsburgh
21 21 Ted Watts Raiders DB Texas Tech
22 22 Hanford Dixon Browns DB Southern Mississippi
23 23 Curt Marsh Raiders OT Washington
24 24 James Brooks Chargers RB Auburn
25 25 Bobby Butler Falcons DB Florida State
26 26 Howard Richards Cowboys OT Missouri
27 27 Leonard Mitchell Eagles DE Houston
28 28 Booker Moore Bills RB Penn State

htismaqe
06-27-2006, 09:32 AM
Here's the 1981 draft, first round. While McNeil certainly didn't have the career of a #3 overall pick (I didn't remember he went that high), he was probably better overall than any of the first rounders below him other than Lott and possibly Easley. Not much for Jets fans to whine about there. It's not like they ended up with Willie Scott or something.

1 1 George Rogers Saints RB South Carolina
2 2 Lawrence Taylor Giants LB North Carolina
3 3 Freeman McNeil Jets RB UCLA
4 4 Kenny Easley Seahawks DB UCLA
5 5 E.J. Junior Cardinals LB Alabama
6 6 Rich Campbell Packers QB California
7 7 Hugh Green Buccaneers LB Pittsburgh
8 8 Ronnie Lott 49ers DB USC
9 9 Mel Owens Rams LB Michigan
10 10 David Verser Bengals WR Kansas
11 11 Keith Van Horne Bears OT USC
12 12 Randy McMillan Colts RB Pittsburgh
13 13 David Overstreet Dolphins RB Oklahoma
14 14 Willie Scott Chiefs TE South Carolina
15 15 Dennis Smith Broncos DB USC
16 16 Mark Nichols Lions WR San Jose State
17 17 Keith Gary Steelers DE Oklahoma
18 18 Donnell Thompson Colts DT North Carolina
19 19 Brian Holloway Patriots OT Stanford
20 20 Mark May Redskins OT Pittsburgh
21 21 Ted Watts Raiders DB Texas Tech
22 22 Hanford Dixon Browns DB Southern Mississippi
23 23 Curt Marsh Raiders OT Washington
24 24 James Brooks Chargers RB Auburn
25 25 Bobby Butler Falcons DB Florida State
26 26 Howard Richards Cowboys OT Missouri
27 27 Leonard Mitchell Eagles DE Houston
28 28 Booker Moore Bills RB Penn State

Hanford Dixon was alright, he was a monster in the original Tecmo Bowl. :D James Brooks had an alright career too.

And don't forget Mark May, he should have been a HoF'er. Just ask him.

Dr. Van Halen
06-27-2006, 10:07 AM
Hello, I'm Dr. Van Halen. My principle job here is to stop by any draft discussion and remind people that no one is good at the draft. The draft is a complete crapshoot, top to bottom. All draft picks pretty much balance out to make every team average at drafting ... even the Chiefs. Thanks! Now enjoy the rest of this thread.

Rain Man
06-27-2006, 10:25 AM
Hanford Dixon was alright, he was a monster in the original Tecmo Bowl. :D James Brooks had an alright career too.

And don't forget Mark May, he should have been a HoF'er. Just ask him.

Oh. My bad. I meant to say "the next ten picks after them", under the assumption that they wouldn't have reached further down than that.


Dixon and Minnifield used to infuriate me at Pro Bowl time, stealing spots that should have been used for Lewis and Ross.