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New York Jets: Ranking the 5 Best 1st-Round Draft Picks in Team History

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New York Jets: Ranking the 5 Best 1st-Round Draft Picks in Team History
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The 2014 NFL draft is drawing closer by the day, and the New York Jets are mulling over what to do when they go on the clock at No. 18 in the first round.

Like most teams, the Jets have had mixed success in the first round of the draft. However, with the draft always taking place in New York, the newest members of the team are usually met with wild cheers or massive boos.

Tight end Kyle Brady was harshly booed in 1995 when he was taken No. 9 overall, and the crowd went wild when the team chose Mark Sanchez to be the quarterback of the future in 2009.

Since 1967, the Jets have had 21 picks inside the top 10 in the first round, but only six of them make this list of the best selections.

Current players like Nick Mangold and D'Brickashaw Ferguson narrowly missed this list, but they could be regarded as two of the best first-round picks in team history by the time their careers are through.

Career statistics, Pro Bowl appearances and value to the franchise were all factored in when trying to determine who the five best first-round draft picks in team history are.

So who made the list? Click forward to find out.

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