Jets' 2006 draft a foundation for success

Smart planning and a little luck got first-year GM Mike Tannenbaum a haul for the ages

Updated: April 23, 2011, 2:13 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

The success or failure of a draft can't be accurately judged until five years later. We decided to take a look back and review the Jets' 2006 draft.

Mike Tannenbaum was nervous. It was the night before the 2006 draft, his first as the New York Jets' general manager. With two picks in the first round, his mind was racing with possibilities as he tried to relax at home.

His cell phone rang. It was Bill Parcells, who called to wish him luck. Tannenbaum received sage ...

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