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Hit or miss: Jets' 1st-round picks since 1986

The big dollars go to top draft picks, usually in the first round, in the NFL, so making the right call is crucial. Here's a look at how the Jets have fared with their top picks since 1986. (Rating based only on their Jet tenure.)

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New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath, left, poses Jets quarterbacks through the years New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) Jets vs. Broncos Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets Jets vs. Chiefs New York Jets defensive tackle Steve McLendon (99) Jets vs. Panthers New York Jets inside linebacker Demario Davis (56) Jets vs. Buccaneers New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown looks to Thursday Night Football: Jets vs. Bills Josh McCown of the Jets throws a pass in Jets vs. Falcons New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks celebrates Sunday Night Football: Falcons vs. Patriots Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) sacks Jets vs. Dolphins New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine intercepts a Jets vs. Patriots Jan. 16, 2011 After a week of trashing Jets-Patriots rivalry through the years Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) pushes Jets vs. Browns Josh McCown of the New York Jets runs Jets vs. Jaguars Robby Anderson of the New York Jets celebrates Jets 20, Dolphins 6 New York Jets running back Matt Forte, center, Jets vs. Raiders Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor evades a sack Jets vs. Bills AMOS ZEREOUE High school: Mepham (1995) NFL: Steelers Long Island in the pros: NFL edition New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa carries NFL preseason: Jets vs. Giants