How the Jets are built

July, 3, 2012
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You can tell a lot about a team from its roster composition. Here, we take a look at the Jets' current roster, breaking it down by draft round (starters in bold).

Analysis: The Jets have 15 first-round picks on the roster, but only nine are "homegrown." That reflects their penchant for signing free agents and making trades ... It's amazing they have only one productive player from the second round. The second round has haunted them for a long time, dating back to the 1990s. (Browning Nagle, anyone?) ... Through the mid-2000s, the fourth round usually produced solid players (Jerricho Cotchery, Kerry Rhodes, etc.), but they boast only two fourth rounders on the roster ... The only late-round gem is G Matt Slauson, a two-year starter. Otherwise, they've imported other teams' late-round castoffs. They replenished their depth with their most recent draft, which consisted of eight players.


FIRST ROUND

DE Quinton Coples (2012)
CB Antonio Cromartie (Chargers, 2006)
LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson (2006)
WR Santonio Holmes (Steelers, 2006)
TE Dustin Keller (2008)
S LaRon Landry (Redskins, 2007)
C Nick Mangold (2006)
LB Aaron Maybin (Bills, 2009)
LB Calvin Pace (Cards, 2003)
CB Darrelle Revis (2007)
QB Mark Sanchez (2009)
QB Tim Tebow (Broncos, 2010)
LB Bryan Thomas (2002)
DE Muhammad Wilkerson (2011)
CB Kyle Wilson (2010)

SECOND ROUND

OL Vladimir Ducasse (2010)
LB David Harris (2007)
WR Stephen Hill (2012)

THIRD ROUND

LB Demario Davis (2012)
NT Kenrick Ellis (2011)
RB Shonn Greene (2009)
RT Wayne Hunter (Seahawks, 2003)
NT Sione Pouha (2005)
S Eric Smith (2006)
WR Patrick Turner (Dolphins, 2009)

FOURTH ROUND

RB Joe McKnight (2010)
RB Bilal Powell (2011)

FIFTH ROUND

FB John Conner (2010)
WR Jeremy Kerley (2011)
DE Jay Richardson (Raiders, 2007)
LB Ricky Sapp (Eagles, 2010)

SIXTH ROUND

S Yeremiah Bell (Dolphins, 2003)
S Josh Bush (2012)
PK Nick Folk (Cowboys, 2007)
RB Terrance Ganaway (2012)
G Robert T. Griffin (2012)
G Caleb Schlauderaff (Packers, 2011)
G Matt Slauson (2009)

SEVENTH ROUND

S Antonio Allen (2012)
PK Josh Brown (Seahawks, 2003)
CB Ellis Lankster (Bills, 2009)
QB Greg McElroy (2011)
WR Scotty McKnight (2011)
WR Chaz Schilens (Raiders, 2008)
WR Jordan White (2012)

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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