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Jets haven't drafted a Pro Bowl skill-player since 1996

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Only one guy in this picture has been to a Pro Bowl. (USATSI)
Only one guy in this picture has been to a Pro Bowl. (USATSI)

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If you're wondering why Jets fans boo pretty much every pick at Radio City Music Hall during the NFL Draft, it's probably because they're getting a little frustrated at their own picks.

For instance, did you know that Jets haven't drafted a Pro Bowl skill-player since 1996? That's 18 years if you don't feel like doing the math.

New York has drafted skill-players that eventually made the Pro Bowl for another team -- like Santana Moss -- but that doesn't really do the Jets much good.

Anyway, if the Jets take a receiver, running back or quarterback during the draft, expect their fans to boo loudly because everyone knows that player isn't going to the Pro Bowl.

Here's a list of the skill-players the Jets have drafted since they took their last Pro Bowler -- Keyshawn Johnson -- in 1996.

2013: QB Geno Smith (Second round), RB Tommy Bohanon (Seventh round).

2012: WR Stephen Hill (Second round), RB Terrance Ganaway (Sixth round), WR Jordan White (Seventh round).

2011: RB Bilal Powell (Fourth round), QB Greg McElroy (Seventh round), WR Scotty McKnight (Seventh round).

2010: RB Joe McKnight (Fourth round), RB John Conner (Fifth round).

2009: QB Mark Sanchez (First round), RB Shonn Greene (Third round).

2008: QB Erik Ainge (Fifth round), WR Marcus Henry (Sixth round).

2007: WR Chansi Stuckey (Seventh round).

2006: QB Kellen Clemens (Third round), QB/WR Brad Smith (Fourth round), RB Leon Washington (Fourth round) -- Washington made the 2008 Pro Bowl as a kick returner, not a skill player.

2005: WR Harry Williams (Seventh round)

2004: WR Jerricho Cotchery (Fourth round), RB Derrick Ward (Seventh round).

2003: RB B.J. Askew (Third round), QB Brooks Bollinger (Sixth round).

2002: No skill player drafted by the Jets.

2001: WR Santana Moss (First round), RB LaMont Jordan (Second round).

2000: QB Chad Pennington (First round), WR Laveranues Coles (Third round -- Pro Bowl with Redskins), WR Windrell Hayes.

1999: No skill player drafted.

1998: WR Chris Brazzell (Sixth round), RB Dustin Johnson (Sixth round).

1997: WR Dedric Ward (Third round), RB Leon Johnson (Fourth round), QB Chuck Clements (Sixth round).

1996: No. 1 overall pick Keyshawn Johnson made the Pro Bowl two times as a Jet.

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