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

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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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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