Where Were The New York Jets Drafted?

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Let's take a look.

With a (temporary) fifty-three man roster in place, subject to any further cuts or additions, I decided to take a look at the average draft position of the players on the roster. Where were they drafted, if at all? Let's see what I found:

Name Position Round Drafted
Graham Harrell QB UDFA
Mark Sanchez QB 1st
Matt Simms QB UDFA
Geno Smith QB 2nd
Kahlil Bell RB UDFA
Tommy Bohanon RB 7th
Chris Ivory RB UDFA
Bilal Powell RB 4th
Clyde Gates WR 4th
Stephen Hill WR 2nd
Santonio Holmes WR 1st
Jeremy Kerley WR 5th
Ryan Spadola WR UDFA
Jeff Cumberland TE UDFA
Konrad Reuland TE UDFA
Kellen Winslow TE 1st
Oday Aboushi OL 5th
Will Campbell OL 6th
Willie Colon OL 4th
Vladimir Ducasse OL 2nd
D'Brickashaw Ferguson OL 1st
Austin Howard OL UDFA
Nick Mangold OL 1st
Caleb Schlauderaff OL 6th
Brian Winters OL 3rd
Leger Douzable DL UDFA
Kenrick Ellis DL 3rd
Damon Harrison DL UDFA
Sheldon Richardson DL 1st
Muhammad Wilkerson DL 1st
Antwan Barnes LB 4th
Nick Bellore LB UDFA
Quinton Coples LB 1st
Demario Davis LB 3rd
David Harris LB 2nd
Danny Lansanah LB UDFA
Josh Mauga LB UDFA
Garrett McIntyre LB UDFA
Calvin Pace LB 1st
Ricky Sapp LB 5th
Antonio Allen DB 7th
Josh Bush DB 6th
Antonio Cromartie DB 1st
Jaiquawn Jarrett DB 2nd
Dawan Landry DB 5th
Ellis Lankster DB 7th
Dee Milliner DB 1st
Isaiah Trufant DB UDFA
Darrin Walls DB UDFA
Kyle Wilson DB 1st
Nick Folk ST 6th
Robert Malone ST UDFA
Tanner Purdum ST UDFA

Here is the number of players broken down by round:

Round Players
1st 12
2nd 5
3rd 3
4th 4
5th 4
6th 4
7th 3
UDFA 18
Total 53

That's a pretty large amount of undrafted free agents. I don't have any numbers available to show if it's reflective of the league, but it's certainly interesting. The New York Jets could be starting up to approximately seven of those undrafted free agents. Unsurprisingly, if you were drafted, you have a higher chance of making the team if the higher you were drafted (which is obviously reflective of your talent level, among other variables that made you a high draft pick in the first place).

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