Pats, Jets & volume of picks

Rich Cimini, who covers the Jets for ESPNNewYork.com, details the Jets' six selections in the 2011 NFL Draft.

"For them, that's a lot," Cimini writes. "The last time the Jets selected six players in one draft was 2008."

This highlights a major philosophical difference between the rival Jets and Patriots. The Jets are more apt to be thinking along the lines of "less is more", while the Patriots like quantity of picks.

Here is the breakdown in total picks since 2008:


Jets -- 6

Pats -- 7


Jets -- 3

Pats -- 12


Jets --4

Pats -- 12


Jets -- 6

Pats -- 9

So counting this year's picks, the Jets will have 19 selections over the last four years. The Patriots will have 40.