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April 24, 2009

Hoge on Sanchez: Very Good, ‘Not Special’

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04/24/09

Hoge on Sanchez: Very Good, ‘Not Special’

A heatwave is heading to New York City this weekend and the temperatures will also surely rise inside Radio City Music Hall on Saturday with the commencement of the 2009 NFL Draft. We all know the Jets have found their way into a firestorm of speculation.

On the latest predraft installment of Jets Radio, Randy Lange and I chatted with Merril Hoge, ESPN’s NFL analyst. Hoge doesn’t think any quarterback in this year’s crop is destined for greatness and also doesn’t believe it would be wise for the Jets to attempt to move up to select Southern Cal QB Mark Sanchez.

“Sanchez is not special. I think you trade up from where you are for a special guy,” he said. “I think he’s a very good quarterback, he does some good things and I like him, but I don’t even like him in the Top 15, in the Top 20.” More…

Which Players at Which Draft Day Parties
I know many of you have been clamoring for the 53-man rosters — correction, the four-man rosters — of players who are scheduled to appear at the Jets’ draft day parties on Saturday. And here are the lists:

Dave & Buster’s, New York City — RB Leon Washington, FB Tony Richardson, WR Chansi Stuckey, S James Ihedigbo

Dave & Buster’s, Farmingdale, N.Y. — QB Brett Ratliff, TE/LS James Dearth, RB Danny Woodhead, Jets alumnus Kenny Schroy

Dave & Buster’s, West Nyack, N.Y. — OL Robert Turner, DE Mike DeVito, WR Marcus Henry, OL Stanley Daniels

The Grasshopper Off the Green, Morristown, N.J. — WR Chansi Stuckey, LB Kenwin Cummings More Party Info

Jets’ Draft Spot: A Look Back at Other 17s
We did a little quick research yesterday, examining which players were drafted with the No. 17 overall selection over the past decade: More…

Mock Shock: Monroe, Not Stafford, to Lions
While the rest of the free world puts Matthew Stafford at the top of their mock drafts, we’re not budging, and there are a few reasons why.  More…

Clinkscales, Sanchez, Mayock on Jets Radio
“Jets Two-Minute Drive” has shifted into draft hyperdrive. My partner, Eric Allen, has been working feverishly to get three Jets Radio segments taped over the last two days onto newyorkjets.com today. More…

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