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Draft week may define John Idzik era

On heels of Darrelle Revis trade, GM's first draft could go long way or wrong way

Updated: April 23, 2013, 8:29 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

John Idzik used to sit behind general manager John Schneider in the Seattle Seahawks' draft room. He was Schneider's sounding board, always ready with a well-reasoned opinion.

On Thursday, Idzik moves into the big chair for the first time in his 20-year NFL career. Known previously as a salary-cap expert and contract negotiator, the New York Jets' new general manager finally gets to pick the players.

Idzik is somewhat of a wild card because he has no track record, but ...

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