NFL Draft

Jets pick up QB in final round, add another wideout

Admin - April 30, 2011

The New York Jets selected two more offensive players in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. QB Greg McElroy from Alabama and WR Scotty McKnight from Colorado became last two players chosen by the Gang Green.

McElroy, 6'2", 220 lbs, is a natural leader with a 24-3 career record as a starter. He can play through pain, very tough and extremely smart. McElroy, however, has a rather average arm strength, floats the ball and plays too cautiously. He had a 70.9% completion rate in his senior year, throwing for 2,459 yards, 16 TD and 5 INT.

McKnight, 5'10", 182 lbs, caught 219 passes while in Colorado and ran 4.49, 4.58 before the Draft. He also attended the same high school as Jets QB Mark Sanchez, the fact that might explain why the Jets drafted him. Sanchez also attended the Colorado Pro Day, so he could throw passes to his childhood friend, McKnight. "He's the best guy who didn’t go to the Combine," Sanchez said regarding McKnight.  "He didn't drop a ball [at the Pro Day workout].  He'd be a steal for someone."

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