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Sanchez Shines

Mark Sanchez saved his best for last at OTA's.

On the final drive of the final minicamp practice, the last time the full team would be together until training camp at the end of the July, the Jets' No. 1 draft pick wowed everyone yesterday with his finest stretch of play to date.

Sanchez looked commanding while completing consecutive passes to wide receiver David Clowney on that last drive and then connecting with Wallace Wright with an impressive touchdown pass.

"It was the most confident I've felt," Sanchez said. "I just let myself go. My cadence and voice inflection was louder. It was the last day of camp and I let it all out. Guys made great catches on the drive and up front [on the offensive line] I had [it] all day."

These activities are very difficult on rookies because they are experiencing every aspect of the pro game for the first time and still have little familiarity with the playbook or teammates. If Sanchez keeps improving and looking more comfortable in training camp, he will win the starting job without a doubt. Unless he gives the staff a reason to not start him, he will be under center in Houston.