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Friday, April 13, 2012
Rewind: A look back at the 77th 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 77th pick: The Last 5 Years

2011: Jurrell Casey, DL, Titans
2010: Damian Williams, WR, Titans
2009: Antoine Caldwell, G, Texans
2008: Pat Sims, DT, Bengals
2007: Matt Spaeth, TE, Steelers

Analysis: The third round is a place where teams should find starting-caliber players, but this group doesn't exactly inspire hopes of grandeur. There are no true busts here, but we're not talking about any full-time starters, either. Sims and Spaeth have been contributors for the Bengals and Steelers, respectively; Williams shows signs of promise with 61 receptions in two seasons. But no one here belongs in a Pro Bowl conversation, that's for sure. You'd like to think the Jets could do better with this pick.