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Saturday, April 7, 2012
Rewind: A look back at the 232nd pick

By Rich Cimini

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.