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.