Our sad march through the last decade of Jets Draft picks continues. Today we look at the sixth round.
- Matt Slauson, 2009 (Last Year: 1)
The Jets only made three selections in the 2009 Draft. The first two played high profile skill positions. The Jets traded up to grab both players in the early rounds. The most successful player from that class was a sixth round guard, though. Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene were the sizzle of that class, but Slauson was the steak. He took over as a starter in his second year as second round pick Vladimir Ducasse was not up to the task of taking over for the departed Alan Faneca. Slauson gave the Jets adequate if unspectacular guard play before departing for Chicago after the 2012 season.
2. Quincy Enunwa, 2014 (Last Year: 3)
Enunwa was one of four players the Jets picked in the sixth round in the 2014 class. He is by far the most successful player from the group. After spending the bulk of his first year on the practice squad, he turned into an unheralded blocker in 2015 and a viable receiving option in 2016.
3. Josh Bush, 2012 (Last Year: 4)
Bush had opportunities on a few Jets teams with less than stellar safety depth, but he was never able to break through into a regular role. He did get a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Broncos in 2015.
4. Jacob Bender, 2007 (Last Year: 5)
In the training camp of Bender’s rookie year, starting guard Pete Kendall was traded over a contract dispute. The loss of Kendall helped sink the team that year as Adrien Clarke turned in a miserable season at left guard. What can you say about Bender? He lost a camp position battle to Clarke.
5. Marcus Henry, 2008 (Last Year: 6)
Henry played on a surprisingly good Kansas team his final year in college, but he never set foot on the field for the Jets during a real game.
6. William Campbell, 2013 (Last Year: 7)
Campbell was projected to be a star defensive lineman in college, but he was a major disappointment at Michigan. The Jets drafted him and converted him the offensive line, but the move didn’t pan out.
7. IK Enemkpali, 2014 (Last Year: 8)
I know people will probably make dumb jokes about how he should be higher, but you don’t score any points with me for seriously injuring a teammate on purpose.
8. Terrance Ganaway, 2012; Robert Griffin, 2012, Tajh Boyd, 2014, Brandon Dixon, 2014 (tie) (Last Year: Tied at 9)
None of these players made it out of their first preseason.