2012 NFL Draft: Late-Round QB Prospects Jets Must Target

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2012 NFL Draft: Late-Round QB Prospects Jets Must Target
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In some people's eyes, New York Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez is unproven, and that's even with two back-to-back AFC championship game appearances. There should be no reason to start looking for a replacement, as he is progressing statistically and may simply need more time to show what he is truly capable of.

But, when Greg McElroy is your No. 2, it may be time to start looking for a more capable backup.

After the Jets fulfill their positions of need like safety, pass rusher, offensive lineman and wide receiver, they should start looking for quarterbacks in the later rounds of this year's draft.

While New York doesn't need a starting quarterback, they can look for a project with flaws. This quarterback can be from a smaller school or lack the ideal size. With Sanchez as the starter, they'll have the time to develop without the pressure that comes with being selected early in the draft.

Here are five quarterbacks the Jets should keep their eye on in the later rounds.

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