Joey Clinkscales Leaving New York Jets For Oakland Raiders' Front Office

New York Jets vice president of college scouting Joey Clinkscales is leaving the team to take a position in the Oakland Raiders' front office, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Schefter reports that Clinkscales, who has led the Jets' draft process for the past four years, is a lifelong friend of Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and will have a "prominent" role in Oakland's front office.

Clinkscales' most magnified moment with the Jets came in 2009, when he helped convince the organization to trade up to select quarterback Mark Sanchez. Sanchez helped lead the Jets to two AFC title games, but has largely failed to live up to expectations. His progress, or lack thereof, remains a sore spot with many Jets fans.

For more coverage on the Jets, be sure to check out Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York for all your needs. Also return to this StoryStream for updates on 2012 New York Jets offseason news.

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