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4 first round picks, amazing draft. 

https://elitesportsny.com/2018/04/11/new-york-jets-best-draft-classes-in-franchise-history/

The 2000 NFL Draft saw the Jets with an NFL-record four picks in the first round. The Jets used their first two selections on defensive players, taking defensive end Shaun Ellis out of Tennessee and defensive end John Abraham out of South Carolina with the 12th and 13th overall picks.

Ellis made 156 starts in his 11 seasons with the Jets, recording 72.5 sacks (second-highest total in team history) and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection (2003 and 2009). Abraham earned three Pro Bowl selections (2001, 2002, 2004) and one All-Pro selection (2001) in his six seasons as a Jet, totaling 53.5 sacks over that span.

With the 18th pick of the first round, the Jets selected quarterback Chad Pennington out of Marshall. Pennington went on to post the highest quarterback rating for any Jets quarterback (88.9) during his eight seasons behind center. Pennington started 61 games (69 total) with the Jets, going 32-29 while throwing for 82 touchdowns and over 13,700 yards.

Pennington’s best season came in 2002, when he led the Jets to an 8-4 record in his 12 starts, helping the Jets win just their second division title in franchise history. With their fourth and final pick in the first round, the Jets selected tight end Anthony Becht out of West Virginia. Becht started 72 games in his five seasons as a Jet, recording 133 catches and 17 touchdowns.

Florida State wide receiver Laveranues Coles was the Jets 78th overall pick in the 3rd round. Coles had two tours of duty with the Jets, combining for 459 receptions and 37 touchdowns in his seven seasons. Coles’ 1,254 receiving yards in 2002 ranks as the fourth highest in franchise history.

 

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This loser mentality that sob noodle arm brought with him stinks up Florham Park to this day. He was taken six rounds ahead of Brady which in and of itself is a microcosm of the inequity of the last 2 decades.

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Chad was terrible,  Becht was bad.  Abraham and Ellis were the only saving grace.  anytime Chad dropped back after the Raiders playoff game I was just waiting for the pick six.  Most overrated QB the Jets ever had.

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Just now, Green Truth said:

Chad was terrible,  Becht was bad.  Abraham and Ellis were the only saving grace.  anytime Chad dropped back after the Raiders playoff game I was just waiting for the pick six.  Most overrated QB the Jets ever had.

You sir are a scholar and a gentleman

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Having 4 picks in the 1st round tends to help a team.  :P  Fortunately, at that time, they used the picks well....balanced approach between O and D, focusing on premium positions like QB and edge rushers, etc.  It set the Jets up well for several more years with Mawae and Curtis Martin still here.  Playoffs under both Herm and Mangini with that group.

Just for giggles imagine that the Jets had the 12, 13, 18 and 27th picks in Round 1 this year as they did back in 2000.

That could be an OT like Becton or Josh Adams, a WR like Lamb or Ruggs, an Edge guy or CB like  Epenesa or Kristian Fulton and maybe a RB like D'Andre Swift or another WR like Higgins or Jefferson.

Sheeezus....imagine starting this Draft with Becton, Lamb, Epenesa and Tee Higgins......and STILL having 6 more rounds!

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What makes Parcells’ 2000 draft so amazing is that the 2000 NFL Draft was a massive parade of busts. Courtney Brown was the first pick of that draft. Baltimore got Jamal Lewis and Seattle picked Shaun Alexander, but otherwise most teams got fleeced.

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19 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

What makes Parcells’ 2000 draft so amazing is that the 2000 NFL Draft was a massive parade of busts. Courtney Brown was the first pick of that draft. Baltimore got Jamal Lewis and Seattle picked Shaun Alexander, but otherwise most teams got fleeced.

Bears drafted a HOF LB but yes generally a mediocre first round 

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The best Jets drafts happened in the Late 70's/early 80's the 2000 draft is not even close

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14 minutes ago, nico002 said:

Bears drafted a HOF LB but yes generally a mediocre first round 

True, though I was never a huge Urlacher fan. 

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1 hour ago, CTM said:

You sir are a scholar and a gentleman

I was at the game when both Chad and Feeley got hurt against Jacksonville.  I had a Dad and and his Son praising Chad.  I kept telling them Chad was terrible they wanted to fight me.  I guess I was right. LOL

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Parcells turned a prime Keyshawn into John Abraham 

 

time for the current GM to turn Jamal Adams into Jerry Jeudy or Ceedee Lamb

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4 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

Parcells turned a prime Keyshawn into John Abraham 

 

time for the current GM to turn Jamal Adams into Jerry Jeudy or Ceedee Lamb

Phil as much as you and Mr. Shane may not like the guy.  He is the only commodity this team has at the moment.  He is bigger than Sam.  He is going no where at the moment. 

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1 minute ago, Green Truth said:

Phil as much as you and Mr. Shane may not like the guy.  He is the only commodity this team has at the moment.  He is bigger than Sam.  He is going no where at the moment. 

A box safety is bigger than Sam?  Lol

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1 minute ago, Green Truth said:

Phil as much as you and Mr. Shane may not like the guy.  He is the only commodity this team has at the moment.  He is bigger than Sam.  He is going no where at the moment. 

A commodity at peak value which needs to be cashed in ASAP 

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58 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

What makes Parcells’ 2000 draft so amazing is that the 2000 NFL Draft was a massive parade of busts. Courtney Brown was the first pick of that draft. Baltimore got Jamal Lewis and Seattle picked Shaun Alexander, but otherwise most teams got fleeced.

You have a little Parcells all over your face neck and chest

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1 minute ago, T0mShane said:

A commodity at peak value which needs to be cashed in ASAP 

Mr Shane.  I know he is the biggest bargaining chip.  Guess what,  He will not go anywhere for the fact he is also the teams best recruiter.  I respect your opinion,  but its a business.  Jamal will be on the Jets for the duration of his rookie contract.  You have 2 more years of this.

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Just now, Green Truth said:

Mr Shane.  I know he is the biggest bargaining chip.  Guess what,  He will not go anywhere for the fact he is also the teams best recruiter.  I respect your opinion,  but its a business.  Jamal will be on the Jets for the duration of his rookie contract.  You have 2 more years of this.

Oh yes, he’s recruited so well😅

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5 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

A box safety is bigger than Sam?  Lol

Yes he is and you all know it.  Right now Jamal is the face of the franchise.

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Just now, Green Truth said:

Yes he is and you all know it.  Right now Jamal is the face of the franchise.

Relatedly, the franchise is terrible 

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1 minute ago, Green Truth said:

Yes he is and you all know it.  Right now Jamal is the face of the franchise.

 

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1 minute ago, Philc1 said:

Oh yes, he’s recruited so well😅

He got Bell here,.  This year he will find a way to get OBJ.  Sam is a dunce compared to Jamal when trying to sell people on this team.  Yes he is the face.

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4 minutes ago, Green Truth said:

He got Bell here,.  This year he will find a way to get OBJ.  Sam is a dunce compared to Jamal when trying to sell people on this team.  Yes he is the face.

The jets bid against themselves for Bell

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3 minutes ago, Green Truth said:

Philc grow up.  Thats not right.

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Jamal Adams is the biggest star on this team like it or not.  Sam sux compared to him.  So all you haters need to see it.  Jamal is the guy .  Sam is a huckleberry  at the moment.  When Sam wins games than it will change.

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28 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

A commodity at peak value which needs to be cashed in ASAP 

Not going to happen.  He is here and the mouthpiece of the team from the players side.  He loves the limelight and most do not want to see him go.  Me included.. So the people that want him gone are the minority.   If he is traded than Joe D got a monster deal to move him.   So it should help the team as a whole thats how big the deal needs to be.                                                                                                      

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7 hours ago, Green Truth said:

Not going to happen.  He is here and the mouthpiece of the team from the players side.  He loves the limelight and most do not want to see him go.  Me included.. So the people that want him gone are the minority.   If he is traded than Joe D got a monster deal to move him.   So it should help the team as a whole thats how big the deal needs to be.                                                                                                      

If he was on another team and that team wanted to trade him to the Jets, what would you trade, as GM of the Jets, for Jamal Adams? 

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26 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

If he was on another team and that team wanted to trade him to the Jets, what would you trade, as GM of the Jets, for Jamal Adams? 

Good question...that's why Adams isn't going anywhere. Honestly, who other than crazy azz Jerry Jones is trading a 1st & 3rd for Jamal Adams? 

That trade opportunity is long past & will not happen again. A #1 will be the offer & that's it, so you have to say to yourself do I want to SWAP positions & you better get it right. You'd have 11 & 17, and you better not miss. But, if that 17 ended up being a stud WR or Edge Rusher? Totally worth it. We almost got to the Super Bowl with Jim Leonard at Safety. 

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9 hours ago, Smashmouth said:

The best Jets drafts happened in the Late 70's/early 80's the 2000 draft is not even close

Getting Lyons and Gastineau #1 and #2 in 1979 wasn'😁t too shaby.

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Let's not insult the 1965 Draft - resulted in SB and HOF player - when/if that happens agin we can have the discussion

THe best thing from the 2000 draft was trading Abe for Mangold

 

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