Mark Sanchez says Scotty McKnight will be “a steal”

We were intrigued by the news that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez made an appearance at the Colorado Pro Day workout, so that he could throw the ball to boyhood friend and former Buffaloes receiver Scotty McKnight.

So we decided to talk to Sanchez about McKnight, and about their friendship.

Sanchez told PFT by phone that they’ve been friends since grade school.  They were ball boys at Santa Margarita High School when Carson Palmer played quarterback there, and they have worked out with Bob Johnson.  They played at different high schools and colleges, but Sanchez and McKnight and their families have remained close.

McKnight’s current goal is to join Sanchez at the NFL level.

“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.”

McKnight ran a speedy 4.46 and 4.48 in the 40-yard dash.  (If the surface is perceived to be a fast one, scouts likely will add time to the number.)

Gil Brandt of NFL.com thinks that Sanchez’s involvement at the Pro Day workout could get McKnight, a walk-on who became the Buffaloes all-time receiving leader, picked in round seven.

And we’ve got a feeling that Sanchez’s current team could be interested in giving the quarterback a weapon with whom he feels incredibly comfortable.

Presumably comfortable enough to wipe a booger on his coat.

29 responses to “Mark Sanchez says Scotty McKnight will be “a steal”

  1. That is exactly what Sanchez needs.

    A best friend to tell him, “dude, she’s 17! What are you thinking?!”

  2. Or exactly what he needs

    a best friend to say, ” hey let’s train this girl together, BFF”

  3. Gil Brandt of NFL.com thinks that Sanchez’s involvement at the Pro Day workout could get McKnight, a walk-on who became the Buffaloes all-time receiving leader, picked in round seven.
    ————————————————–WHICH MEANS THE PATRIOTS WILL DRAFT McKNIGHT IN ROUND SIX AND TURN HIM INTO DANNY WOODHEAD PART II.

  4. Thanks for reminding us of the Booger incident, this childish brand of humor is why I visit daily.

    Keep up the good work.

  5. Just what Sanchez needs. A wingman to cruise Tri-State junior proms. New Jersey must be so proud of the Jets… A coach with a public foot fetish and a
    QB who fancies underage girls.

  6. Colorado’s all-time leading receiver couldn’t get an invite to the Combine? Really says something about the quality of the program.

  7. “Presumably comfortable enough to wipe a booger on his coat.”

    Hahaha, that was actually funny.

  8. “Or exactly what he needs

    a best friend to say, ” hey let’s train this girl together, BFF””

    Yeah, I guess the Jets could use some help. I would let the coaches train here though. No need for Sanchez to worry about training his replacement.

  9. I think what Scotty McKnight needs is to take a screen shot of PFT’s all-encompassing coverage of his pro day, because this is probably it for him.

  10. 52crabcakes says:
    What the hell does Sanchez know?
    ———————————————

    Wow. Sanchez is only a professional qb in the NFL who has led his team to two championship games his first two seasons. Your right what would he know about a good receiver lol.

  11. hoftb12 says:
    Didn’t Sanchez tell the Jets to draft a McKnight last year? How’d that work out?
    —————————————————

    I dont know, how did Mcknight turn out. You make it sound like his career is over. He was a 4th rd pick. How many fourth rounders make a immediate impact on their team? Not many, plus he is running behind a future HOF in Lt and a good rb in shone green . Why don’t you wait till he gets a real shot to prove himself before you talk crap about what kind of player he is. Players develop it takes time sometimes. That’s why they are drafted in the later rounds.

  12. ny82jy says: Mar 9, 2011 7:53 PM

    Wow. Sanchez is only a professional qb in the NFL who has led his team to two championship games his first two seasons. Your right what would he know about a good receiver lol.
    ————

    I’d have to argue that “led” and “championship games” don’t really fit in the Mark Sanchez story, at least not yet. If anything, he lost two games to teams that went on to lose the championship game. That doesn’t qualify him to be a scout.

  13. randolph32 says:
    Mar 9, 2011 6:08 PM
    Good one Toe jam….better be in the right State for doing that stuff…
    *********************

    Umm… you do know Sanchez is dating (or was in January) a High School girl, right?

    Why did his buddies not square him away? How does this happen without a friend pulling him aside and putting some wisdom into him?

  14. towniesman says: Mar 9, 2011 7:57 PM

    the biggest steal was the pats fleecin Woodhead from you clowns
    =====================================

    And the result was a THOROUGH A$% kicking in the playoffs.

    any other smack?

  15. @raiderapologist
    If thats how you wanna look at it go ahead. I never said he was a scout. I said him and any other qb in the NFL can tell a good receiver if they work out with them and see how the play. If I were you I wouldn’t b worrying about Sanchez. You should be worried about your qb situation in Oakland.

  16. I know, what a peace of crap this Sanchez is…. He’s only a millionaire pro QB, who takes time out of his life to try and help a childhood friend. he’s such a stuck up bastard.

    by the way, when you sign a player another team cuts (i.e. Danny Woodhead) the word
    fleecin is really not accurate.

    Curtise Martin… now that was fleecin.

  17. Im not a Jet fan or a Mark Sanchez fan, but good for Sanchez to be there for his boy and support him. It seems like so many other high paid players are all about themselves.

  18. @toe4

    Because what happens between Mark and Ms. Kruger
    is between Mark and Ms. Kruger. If the relationship is consensual, legal and allowed by the parents, then what’s the problem? Sanchez isn’t a kiddie chaser, he’s dated Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who is 5 years older than him. Mark obviously found something he likes in the girl. Mind your own business, good sir.

  19. nyjalleffingday,

    I’m sure that Ms. Kruger is a perfectly respectable young woman. I am equally certain their courtship is a beautiful example of young people in love.

    But the point remains that a man needs a buddy to say, “dude” when you are about to do something that is going to put you on the back page of the Post.

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