NFL Draft

Jets go offense on day 2

Admin - April 29, 2007

Contrary to Day 1, when they made two trades, the New York Jets did not make any noise on Day 2 as they quietly picked two offensive players in the 6th and 7th rounds.

First, in the 6th round, the Gang Green selected OT Jacob Bender from Nicholls State. Bender, 6'6", 316 lbs is a solid prospect who did not allow a single sack in his senior season and produced eight touchdown-resulting blocks. Although, both ESPN Draft Guide and Pro FootballWeekly predicted Bender to become an undrafted free agent.

Later, in the 7th round, the Jets chose WR Chansi Stuckey from Clemson. Stuckey is 5'10", 185 lbs, very fast (40 yards in 4.34 seconds) and can also return punts. In 38 games at Clemson, including 31 as a receiver, Stuckey started 30 times. He ranks sixth in school history with 141 receptions and eighth with 1,760 yards (12.5 avg.), including seven touchdowns. He added 261 yards and two scores on 48 carries (5.4 avg.) and completed 11 of 25 passes (44.0 percent) for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He gained 229 yards on 31 punt returns (7.4 avg.), including a score and picked up 39 yards on two kickoff returns. He also accounted for 2,289 all-purpose yards on 222 touches, an average of 60.24 yards per game. ESPN Draft Guide projected Stuckey to be drafted in the 3rd round.