Jets select Christian Hackenberg at No. 51 in 2016 NFL draft

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2016 NFL draft: Second-round grades
Saturday April 30th, 2016

The New York Jets select QB Christian Hackenberg with the No. 51 pick in the 2016 NFL draft.  


Analysis: Hackenberg is a good developmental quarterback, but to take him in the second round with their current quarterback situation—including another recent second-round pick in Geno Smith—doesn't speak well for things. Hackenberg struggles to see the field under pressure, and he's wildly erratic with his ball placement. This is a very curious pick to say the least. He's not even the best quarterback left on the board.​ —DF

Strengths: The trick here is to try to block out all that went wrong the past two seasons and focus on the possibilities. Hackenberg still has the size NFL teams covet. He also can throw darts, both short and downfield, when given time. His best days came in a pro-style attack under current Texans coach Bill O’Brien.

Weaknesses: Does he have any confidence left? Shows little touch or consistency. —CB

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