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Random: Prior Jets 1st Round Picks from Cincinnati, Ohio State, and Florida State


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University of Cincinnati

  • Jets had never drafted a player from Cincinnati in the 1st round before last night.
  • OT Jason Fabini (4th) in 1998 and LB Alex Gordon (2nd) in 1987 are the only 2 Bearcat players ever drafted by the Jets

Ohio State University  

  • Darren Lee LB 2016
  • Vernon Gholston DE 2008
  • Nick Mangold C 2006
  • Chris Ward T 1978
  • Dave Foley T 1969
  • Matt Snell RB 1964

Florida State University  

  • Marvin Jones LB 1993
  • Laveraneus Coles WR (3rd) 2000; Leon Washington RB (4th) 2006; Bobby Jackson  DB (6th) 1978 are other notable Seminoles drafted by the Jets
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I really liked Alex Gordon, was a very solid player for us a couple of seasons until we switched defensive systems and he wasn’t as suited to our style of play…Fabini too was a success story, so Cincinnati has been a happy hunting ground.

Ohio State is a bit hit and miss but those FSU guys all worked out to a certain extent 

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