Round 1: New York Jets Select QB Mark Sanchez

With Selection 5 in Round 1, New York Jets selects QB Mark Sanchez, USC. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Mark Sanchez - QB - USC
Team New York Jets
Pick Round 1, Selection 5 (5 Overall)
Combine Stats Ht: 6021v   Wt: 227v   Forty: 4.95v  
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Chris Steuber Ranking
#5 out of 357 overall
#1 at QB
Sanchez is an intelligent, physically gifted signal caller who dissects a defense with his awareness. He gets good depth on his drops, sets up quickly in the pocket and has a smooth delivery in which he releases a soft, catchable ball. He completes intermediate routes with precision and displays great touch on vertical throws.
Tom Marino's Ranking
#3 out of 501 overall
#1 at QB
Adam Caplan's Flash Analysis The stories of the Browns souring on Michael Crabtree might have been correct after all. While some question his arm strength, Sanchez is an accurate passer who has a good head for the game. He should be able to handle the pressure of New York. He also won't have to play right away since they have former second-round pick, Kellen Clemens, still on the roster.
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