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Saturday, April 14, 2012
Rewind: A look back at the 47th 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 47th pick: The Last 5 Years

2011: Lance Kendricks, TE, Rams
2010: Daryl Washington, LB, Cards
2009: Michael Mitchell, DB, Raiders
2008: Trevor Laws, DT, Eagles
2007: David Harris, LB, Jets

Analysis: Obviously, No. 47 is a familiar spot for the Jets, who traded into the position five years ago to select Harris -- certainly one of their better selections in recent memory. He's probably the best player at No. 47 over the last five years. Mitchell, a widely criticized pick, and Laws haven't been able to crack the starting lineup, although the Eagles redeemed themselves two picks later with WR DeSean Jackson. Washington, a two-year starter, shows a lot of promise for the Cards. Kendricks managed to catch 28 passes last season on the worst offense in the league. One thing about the second round: Teams often take the "need" approach, sometimes resulting in reaches.