2015 NFL Draft: Grades For Recent Number 5 Picks

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Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) calls out a play against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

2009 – Mark Sanchez, QB – New York Jets

Mark Sanchez came in to the New York Jets with a lot of hype surrounding him and he somewhat lived up to it his first few years in the NFL.  Sanchez helped the Jets get to two consecutive AFC Championship games in 2009 and 2010.

However, his stats didn’t reflect the winning the Jets were doing, as he had 33 interceptions compared to only 29 TD passes and his completion percentage was only 54% in his first two seasons.  He had his best season as a Jet in 2011, throwing 26 TD passes but he still had 18 interceptions.

Things got worse from there as Sanchez was eventually released by the Jets after the 2013 season.  Mark Sanchez is trying to re-ignite his career with the Philadelphia Eagles and had a solid 2014 season but it seems he will be the backup in 2015 to Sam Bradford (unless the Eagles trade him).

Grade: D – Mark Sanchez has not lived up to the expectations of being a top five draft pick.  He’s been mediocre at best and is more than likely better a backup than a franchise quarterback.

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