Can New Jets Player Joe McKnight Replace Leon Washington?

April 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Jets traded their fourth (124th overall) and sixth-round (198th overall) picks to the Carolina Panthers to move up 12 spots and select McKnight, who carved out a solid career in three seasons.
Although he never lived up to the astronomical—and unrealistic—hype of becoming the school's next Reggie Bush, McKnight show some flashes of brilliance. the 5-11, 198-pound running back's explosive open-field skills—he rushed for 2,213 yards (6.4 ypc) with 13 touchdowns in 36 career games—allowed Mike Tannenbaum to ship Leon Washington to the Seahawks.
Because of Joe McKnight talent and versatility, the media and opposing coaches have called Joe McKnight the "next Reggie Bush." Joe McKnight began college at the University of Southern California in June 2007. He was awarded with the inaugural "Frank Gifford Endowed Football Scholarship." which is given out annually by the USC athletic department to an incoming freshman running back, quarterback, or wide recei...

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