A closer look at the Jets seventh round pick, Scotty McKnight —
Background – As we all know by now he is a childhood best friend of Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez. The two of them used to be ball boys together for Mission Viejo high school.
College – McKnight decided to walk on at Colorado University, where he left as the school’s all-time leading reception and receiving touchdown leader. He led the team in receptions all four of his seasons in Colorado, a pretty amazing stat for anybody, never-mind a walk on. Last season he had 50 receptions for 621 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Vitals – 5’11, 182 pounds, 4.5 40 yard dash at his Pro Day.
Position – His skill set projects to a slot receiver, that could use his quickness and intelligence to his advantage to get open.
NFL Comparison – Not really sure…maybe a Greg Camarillo type?
“Are you kidding me? Teaming up with a great organization and a great team and then being together with my childhood buddy who I grew up with.”
Where He Fits – McKnight will compete for the 4th or 5th receiver spot with a number of players, including Patrick Turner depending on how the Jets handle free agency.
Best Case Scenario – McKnight makes the roster and contributes as a slot receiver in some packages, while carving out a role for himself on special teams. He becomes E to Sanchez’s Vinny Chase in the streets of New York City and North Jersey (good Entourage references by Brian Bassett in his coverage of McKnight).
Worst Case Scenario – McKnight doesn’t make the team and Mark Sanchez forces the Jets to draft his other best friend next year.