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Jets draft Mark Sanchez’s boyhood friend

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In the same round that the Jets picked a possible backup for quarterback Mark Sanchez, they also drafted Sanchez’s best friend.

With the 227th pick, the Jets selected Colorado receiver Scotty McKnight.

Sanchez and McKnight were ball boys at Santa Margarita High School when Carson Palmer was the quarterback, and they have been friends since grade school.  Sanchez threw passes to McKnight at his Pro Day workout.

“He’s the best guy who didn’t go to the Combine,” Sanchez told PFT regarding McKnight.  “He didn’t drop a ball [at the Pro Day workout].  He’d be a steal for someone.”

He could end up being a steal for the Jets.

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29 Responses to “Jets draft Mark Sanchez’s boyhood friend”
  1. captainwisdom8888 says: Apr 30, 2011 6:34 PM

    Scotty doesn’t know….practice squad is where he’ll go.

  2. henryd3rd says: Apr 30, 2011 6:35 PM

    But will he make the team?

  3. istateyourname says: Apr 30, 2011 6:41 PM

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  4. darrkkomens says: Apr 30, 2011 6:41 PM

    That’s a great story, and would make a good movie if he caught the game winning touchdown in the Superbowl from Sanchez… an I’m a die hard Eagles fan.. but I love good stories

  5. henrypuppyhead says: Apr 30, 2011 6:43 PM

    I thought the headline read:

    “Jets draft Mark Sanchez’s boyfriend”

    That’s awful progressive of you Rex.

  6. hobartbaker says: Apr 30, 2011 6:44 PM

    Beam me across the border, Scotty.

  7. theallegedone says: Apr 30, 2011 6:46 PM

    Glance at the title of the store real quick and it looks like it says “Jets draft Mark Sanchez’s Boyfriend”

  8. 90lbwuss says: Apr 30, 2011 6:48 PM

    I’m sure Rex will cut him and he’ll end up being a star for the Patriots

  9. pixelito says: Apr 30, 2011 6:52 PM

    Mark likes em’ young ;)

  10. flipadelphia says: Apr 30, 2011 6:58 PM

    So Mark Sanchez got his first boyfriend on the team?

  11. 411dooleybug1 says: Apr 30, 2011 6:58 PM

    Gawd, I thought the title read “Jets Draft Mark Sanchez’s boyfriend.” My bad.

  12. gf2711 says: Apr 30, 2011 6:58 PM

    This lockout will be a perfect time for them to catch up on all the missed tea parties and barbie dress-ups.

  13. moneymike23 says: Apr 30, 2011 6:59 PM

    this is the same round Mark Sanchez should of been drafted.

  14. nflsucker says: Apr 30, 2011 7:07 PM

    This feels like a good move. Makes Sanchez happy, and gives a guy a shot. He and Sanchez might click on the field through familiarity; if he’s not dynamic enough, maybe the guy is a good special teams player. Late in the draft like that, why not?

  15. j0esixpack says: Apr 30, 2011 7:15 PM

    Cool! They can relive old memories of cruizin’ junior proms together!

    And they can make new memories of cruizin’ junior proms together too!

  16. zackd2 says: Apr 30, 2011 7:30 PM

    I thought he only hangs out with high schoolers?

  17. mataug says: Apr 30, 2011 7:44 PM

    henrypuppyhead, you were not the only one…. and I don’t mean it as a disrespect to Sanchez
    somehow the human minds ends up reading things it wants to instead of what is actually written there

  18. 52sackmachine says: Apr 30, 2011 7:45 PM

    Jets suck I hope Santonio, Braylon,and even Brad leave this team. Then they will suck even more!!!

  19. burntorangehorn says: Apr 30, 2011 8:07 PM

    The Jets drafted Michael Jackson?

  20. patriotsdefense says: Apr 30, 2011 8:48 PM

    bromance, gross.

  21. paul82461 says: Apr 30, 2011 9:20 PM

    After the draft I heard Carson and Scotty were having a sleep over at Marks house, maybe they will all take a shower together in Marks boyhood bathroom.

  22. bison4me says: Apr 30, 2011 9:34 PM

    “Ball Boys?” You could have used teammates instead.

  23. huejackson says: Apr 30, 2011 9:37 PM

    This guy is goin to be good, White WRs are always good..

  24. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Apr 30, 2011 9:58 PM

    Lets see. The “Mets” draft Mark Sanchez boyfriend and Sanchez and McKnight were “ball boys” at Santa Margarita High School…..

    If there was mention of a Catholic Priest then I would say something very wrong was going on……

  25. footballhistorian says: May 1, 2011 3:51 AM

    ratbastardshanahandjob – dude has the funniest sports screen name ever…..bar none

  26. footballhistorian says: May 1, 2011 3:52 AM

    And just so everyone knows – I was the first one to give my previous post a thumbs up

  27. king3319 says: May 1, 2011 5:28 AM

    Ok now that all the wise cracks have been used… I’m from CO can’t stand CU or the donkeys but McKnight is a damn good receiver!!! Good route runner and great hands. As far as the draft position goes..n by no means am I drawing comparison but does anyone remember how low Rice and Sharpe were drafted? Like I said no comparisons but give the kid a chance he may just turn out to be a good player.

  28. mattyc says: May 1, 2011 9:15 AM

    Sounds like a good Lifetime Movie…. Mark & his boyhood boyfriend.

  29. tobiathan says: Jun 2, 2011 11:00 AM

    But will he ever be given a real chance to play? White WRs(and white skill players in general except QB & TE) rarely ever get a fair shot the last 20 years.

    It’s pretty sad that Americans are stupid enough to actually believe that black players are “better” than white ones.

    Seems pretty stupid to beat one bigotry issue just to replace it w/another.

    Hint: black guys “look” more athletic b/c blacks have, generally speaking, lower body fat percentages than whites which causes them to *appear* “more muscular”. They aren’t; they’re just leaner, and the dark tone of their skin accentuates the musculature.

    Aside from the fact that black Americans are generally bigger/more muscular as a result of breeding from the days of slavery they are no different, athletically, than whites.

    And no: it isn’t “racist” to state facts(before anybody starts crying).

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