New York Jets Top 10 First-Round Picks of All-Time

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Jul 27, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; General view of a New York Jets helmet during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Keyshawn Johnson

After a dreadful 1995 season, the Jets would have the first pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, and they used that pick on wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson from USC. Despite being the first overall pick by the Jets, Johnson’s Jets career would only last four seasons.

In his short time with the team, Johnson showcased that he was certainly a talented wide receiver with two seasons over 1,000 yards, and coming up just 37 yards short of that being three seasons. Johnson would be traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2000, and would be part of their Super Bowl win in 2002. His time in Tampa Bay would have a sour ending, as an altercation with head coach John Gruden would lead to him being shut down for the final six games of the 2003 season

Johnson was a strong personality to say the least in his playing days, which led to quick tenures with four teams. In 11 seasons, Johnson finished with 814 receptions, 10,571, and 64 touchdowns for his career.

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