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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Rewind: A look back at the 244th pick

By Rich Cimini

The Jets own 10 picks in the upcoming draft, including four compensatory selections. Starting now, we'll review the recent draft history for each slot. First, 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 244th pick: The Last 5 Years

2011: Lee Ziemba, G, Panthers
2010: Kurt Coleman, DB, Eagles
2009: Ricky Jean-Francois, DT, 49ers
2008: Angelo Craig, LB, Bengals
2007: Jason Snelling, RB, Falcons

Analysis: Considering it's such a low pick, 244 has been surprisingly productive. Maybe that bodes wel for the Jets. In fact, four of the last five still are active in the league. The biggest name is Snelling, who has 1,193 career rushing yards. Coleman has been a steady contributor, with five interceptions in two seasons. It's a long shot, but if a team has a good scouting department, it can uncover gems this low.