Found May 03, 2013 on One Jet At A Time:
Character and coachability or pure athleticism and talent, which are the more desirable traits in today's NFL? And which, if not all, have the Jets received by drafting quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of this year's draft? The NFL is filled top-to-bottom with diverse players, all with some of the best football skills across the globe. Diverse in race and beliefs----Jets draft pick Oday Aboushi becomes the NFL's first Palestinian-American. But also diverse in personality, demeanor, and, in some cases, criminal history. Side Note: The Detroit Lions need to get that figured out. With the 39th overall pick, the New York Jets selected a quarterback. But it goes much further than that. It represents a direction, a playbook, a new hope. John Idzik now has his tenure with Gang Green tied to Geno Smith. And Smith didn't, initially, seem too thrilled about it. Geno Smith had expected to go on Thursday night of the 2013 NFL Draft. Top-10, maybe even Top-5...
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