The Jets shook up the draft in a big way, trading up from No. 17 to No. 5 to take the quarterback they coveted, Mark Sanchez of USC. As a USC grad, I'm excited to see him go that high. He's got a ton of charisma to go with his talent, and I could see him being the best pro QB from USC of the Pete Carroll era.
The Texans will see Sanchez in his first professional game on Sept. 13 in the 2009 season opener at Reliant Stadium. That means the Texans will open their season against a rookie head coach (Rex Ryan) and a rookie quarterback in Sanchez. Sanchez started only 16 games at USC, so experience won't be on his side in Week 1.
UPDATE: Couldn't help but notice the background in Sanchez's interview with Shelley Smith on ESPN - a framed autographed jersey of none other than Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.