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Jets trade up to get USC's McKnight

Updated: April 25, 2010, 1:00 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- With his first trade of the 2010 draft, Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum shook up his backfield by moving up to select USC running back Joe McKnight. That move raised serious questions about Leon Washington's future with the team.

Then Tannenbaum quickly answered those questions, by trading Washington to the Seahawks for a fifth-round pick.

The Jets traded up 12 spots in the fourth round to take McKnight with the 112th overall selection. McKnight (5-foot-11, 198 pounds), ...

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