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Jets Make Move w/ Cleveland at #5 to Get QB Sanchez

In the first big move of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Jets have made a deal with the Browns to move up to the #5 spot in the NFL Draft to pick USC QB Mark Sanchez.

The Browns get three players and two picks – the Jets first and second round picks this season.

The Players the Browns get are DE Kenyon Coleman, QB Brett Ratliff, and S Abram Elam. The picks are the 17th and the 57th overall.

Here’s the Bio on Sanchez from Draft Countdown:


Nice bulk and a solid frame…Good athlete…Arm strength is more than adequate and can make all the throws…Good mechanics and delivery with a quick release…Terrific accuracy…Really anticipates well and displays nice touch and timing…Will buy time in the pocket and make plays with his feet…Can throw on the run…Good ball skills…Intelligent with a high football IQ…Recognizes blitzes, can read coverages and go through his progressions…Product of a pro style offense…Is tough, fiery and super competitive…Truly loves the game…Excellent work ethic…A team leader and field general…Media savvy…Still has upside.


Limited starting experience…Doesn’t have the ideal height that you look for…Durability is a concern…Does not always throw a tight spiral…Has some trouble with the deep ball…Can get flustered by a strong pass rush…Makes some bad decisions…Won’t run away from people…Had an issue off-the-field…Was surrounded by a lot of talent.


Was the consensus #1 quarterback recruit in the country coming out of high school…As a prep he was mentored by noted quarterback guru Bob Johnson…Redshirted in 2005…Battled for the starting job after Matt Leinart graduated but lost out to John David Booty and served as a backup the next two years…Finally took over the starting job as a redshirt junior in 2008…Was arrested and suspended in 2006 after being accused of sexually assaulting a female student but no charges were filed due to “a lack of sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt”…Broke his thumb in 2007…Dislocated his kneecap prior to the 2008 season…Ended his Trojan career on a high note by completing 28 of 35 attempts (80%) for 413 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Rose Bowl against Penn St…Only started 16 college games…With another year of development he might have been in contention to be the #1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft…More talented than Matt Leinart but not quite in Carson Palmer’s class…Lack of experience is a huge concern and he may require some development and patience…Has the physical tools and intangibles to be a franchise signal caller in the NFL.

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