Rewind: A look back at the 232nd pick

April, 7, 2012
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The Jets own 10 picks in the upcoming draft, including four compensatory selections. We're reviewing the recent draft history for each slot. A rundown of the Jets' selections:

Round 1 -- 16th overall
Round 2 -- 47th
Round 3 -- 77th
Round 5 -- 154th
Round 6 -- 187th, 202nd (comp), 203rd (comp)
Round 7 -- 232nd, 242nd (comp), 244th (comp)

The 232nd pick: The Last 5 Years

2011: Baron Batch, RB, Steelers
2010: Jammie Kirlew, DE, Broncos
2009: Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots
2008: Keith Zinger, TE, Falcons
2007: Steve Vallos, G, Seahawks

Analysis: The Patriots made a terrific pick here, taking Edelman -- a former college QB -- and turning him into a wide receiver. Last season, they used him as a defensive back. That's what you call getting bang for your buck. Seventh-round picks rarely produce this kind of result, especially from a roster-management standpoint. Vallos, too, was a good pick, having played in 40 games. The rest of the group, not so much. Zinger had a cup of coffee with the Jets last summer.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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