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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Rewind: A look back at the 154th 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 154th pick: The Last 5 years

2011: Richard Sherman, DB, Seahawks
2010: Andrew Quarless, TE, Packers
2009: Marcus Freeman, LB, Bears
2008: Kroy Biermann, LB, Falcons
2007: Clifton Ryan, DT, Rams

Analysis: This is mid/late in the fifth round, so good players still are available. A year ago, the Jets found WR Jeremy Kerley with the 153rd pick. Sherman, Quarless and Biermann are contributing players for their respective teams, especially Sherman, who started 10 games as a rookie and finished with four interceptions. Because of injuries, Quarless saw a lot of playing time during the Packers' Super Bowl run in 2010. Biermann, converted to defensive end, has 12.5 career sacks. Freeman never made it, and Ryan was out of the league last season.