Jets Pick Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg in 2nd Round

One of the biggest question marks of the draft is off the board - and early, too. 

The Jets selected Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg with their second round pick, 51st overall on Friday. 

Hackenberg was a huge question mark heading into the draft. Hackenberg flashed signs of greatness during his three seasons in Happy Valley, but struggled mightily with his decision-making and accuracy at times. 

The 21-year-old had his best season as a freshman under coach Bill O'Brien - who is now the head coach of the Texans - when he threw 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and completed 58.9 percent of his passes.

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Hackenberg struggled after O'Brien left and James Franklin stepped in. He threw more interceptions than touchdowns as a sophomore, but bounced back nicely throwing 16 touchdowns to six interceptions in his final season as a Nittany Lion. 

The Jets have a big hole at the quarterback position with Ryan Fitzpatrick a free agent, and Geno Smith and Bryce Petty under contract. 

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