Mark Sanchez At QB Headines 2009 Preseason All-Rookie Team

Tyler Horner@BR_TylerHornerCorrespondent IIJune 29, 2009

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Every year, it seems that sportswriters/analysts around the NFL offer their advice to franchises who draft quarterbacks. They plead for them to not start the inexperienced rookies.

After teams around the league watched Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco turn their franchises around in 2008, coaches will not be so hesitant so start their rookie quarterbacks for a good period of time.

Mark Sanchez earns the No. 1 spot on the 2009 rookie team. Although the Jets' starting quarterback job was supposedly up for grabs, it seems there is a front runner.

Sanchez, while coming into the league with limited starting experience, played in an offense which assists players in making the transition to the NFL.

I don't believe that Sanchez' experience will be a problem with coach Rex Ryan, who had first-hand experience with successful rookie Joe Flacco last year. This is a similar situation, as Flacco beat out the more experienced Kyle Boller.

Sanchez will also beat out the more experienced quarterback. Kellen Clemens is still unproven and blew his chance at a starting job in 2007. Sanchez needs to screw up bad this off-season in order for Clemens to steal the starting job.

Sanchez contains the poise to be an NFL quarterback. He is extremely competitive, but does not contain the arm strength of Matthew Stafford. He will struggle early on with deep throws, mainly routes outside the numbers. He has a tremendous work ethic, though, and he and his receivers will eventually get their timing right.

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With great accuracy, a quick release, and good surrounding talent, Sanchez is poised to succeed in 2009.