The New York Jets drafted Geno Smith with the 39th pick Friday night and that sound you heard was the sharpening of knives as media types prepare to dine on what remains of Mark Sanchez. Then they'll turn to Geno Smith.
Sanchez never really had a chance. He started so high, there was nowhere to go but down. The Jets traded up and took Sanchez with the fifth spot in the 2009 draft. He and fellow rookie Rex Ryan took what was already a fairly loaded team on a playoff run that ended in a loss to the Colts in the AFC championship game. A remarkable feat for a rookie quarterback—no matter how poised.