2009 Fantasy Football Rookie Scouting Report on Mark Sanchez – QB – New York Jets. Includes player profile, fantasy football outlook, keeper league incentives, draft rankings, and 2009 expectations and stat projections.
Player Profile – Mark Sanchez:
Born: November 11, 1986
Draft: 2009 – 1st Round (5th pick) New York Jets
Fantasy Football Outlook:
As a three year college bench warmer and backup quarterback for USC, Mark Sanchez broke onto the college football scene with a bang during the 2008 season. Having gone from a likely non-drafted rookie entering the 2008 college season, to the #5 overall NFL draft pick in the 2009 draft, Mark Sanchez has been on a meteoric rise to the NFL. Armed with excellent skills and mechanics, Mark Sanchez has the potential to be one of those very special late blooming quarterbacks. At 6-3, Mark Sanchez has the ideal stature and size needed to be an NFL quarterback. The only real knock on Mark Sanchez is his lack of experience, as he has only played one full season as a starting quarterback. Luckily for him and fantasy football teams, Mark Sanchez posted All-American type numbers as he tallied 3,207 passing yards, 34 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions.
Entering the 2009 NFL season, Mark Sanchez will have an opportunity to win the starting QB job for the Jets to begin week 1 of the 2009 season. However with limited and average NFL caliber weapons on offense, Mark Sanchez will be hard pressed to put up any real worthy fantasy football stats during the 2009 season. Yet beyond the 2009 season, Mark Sanchez has the potential to be a possible Pro-Bowl type quarterback with 30 touchdown potential.
Keeper League Incentive:
In fantasy football keeper leagues, Mark Sanchez is in a crapshoot with fellow rookie QB Matthew Stafford, as to who will be the better overall NFL and fantasy football QB in the future. In terms of having more success during the 2009 season, Mark Sanchez is the better choice as he is surrounded by a much better Jets team than what Stafford will be surrounded with in Detroit.
With Kellen Clemens his only real competition for the starting QB job in New York to begin the 2009 season, there is little doubt that the Jets will eventually hand Mark Sanchez the starting job at some point during the season, if not by week 1 should Sanchez have a solid training camp and preseason. If Mark Sanchez can win the week 1 starting QB job and keep it for the entire season, he could amass numbers in the range of 3,200 passing yards, 10-14 touchdowns and 10-14 interceptions.
2009 Stat Projections:
Low End: 1,500-2,000 passing yards, 4-8 touchdown passes, 5-10 interceptions, 50 rushing yards
High End: 2,800-3,200 passing yards, 10-14 touchdown passes, 10-14 interceptions, 100 rushing yards
2009 Fantasy Football Draft Ranking:
Entering the 2009 season, Mark Sanchez is worthy of being ranked as a top 30 overall fantasy football quarterback in traditional one year re-draft leagues.
In fantasy football keeper leagues, Mark Sanchez can be ranked as high as a top 20 overall fantasy football quarterback, with a ranking around #25 being more ideal.