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New York Jets Trade Fifth Rounder for Brandon Marshall

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There is news of the compensation the New York Jets paid the Chicago Bears for Brandon Marshall:

As I’ve said before, I think this is a no-brainer. Fifth round picks have a bust rate of around 70-80%, so the chance of getting a player in that round that can be anywhere near as dominant as Marshall is slim, to say the least.

As pointed out by Smackdad, Marshall has had seven straight 1,000-yard seasons, including five 1,200-yard seasons, until his streak was broken last year with an injury. The team has never had a wide receiver with that kind of résumé. Marshall is, flatly, the best receiver the team has had since Wayne Chrebet.