With the 2011 NFL draft in less than a month, it is time to look at what the Jets have done in the last half-decade. Since 2005, the Jets have had several top 10 draft picks and for the second year in a row, will have one of the last four picks of the first round.
The last five years have seen changes in drafting strategies; at first, the Jets wanted to rebuild their offensive line to support their running game and make sure their quarterback is protected. Then they began to work on their defense and later mixed the two.
In this slideshow, I've gone through the dozens of picks the Jets have made, grading them on several levels to see whether they've been successful or should reconsider how they should draft.
Players in bold played for the Jets during the 2010 season.