- Rich Cimini, ESPN New York Jets reporter
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The Jets own seven selections in the upcoming draft. Here's a look back at the recent history with each slot, focusing on the fifth round:
Round 1 -- 9th overall
Round 2 -- 39th overall
Round 3 -- 72nd overall
Round 4 -- 106th overall
Round 5 -- 141st overall
Round 6 -- 178th overall
Round 7 -- 215th overall
The last three drafts, the 141st pick:
2012: Adam Gettis, G, Redskins (Iowa)
2011: D.J. Williams, TE, Packers (Arkansas)
2010: Joshua Moore, DB, Bears (Kansas State)
Analysis: The most recent selections at 141 don't inspire a lot of confidence, as all three are fringe players. Gettis didn't appear in any games last season, Williams has nine career receptions and Moore already is on his second team, the Broncos. But research shows that gems can be found in the fifth round. In 2011, the Seahawks drafted Darrelle Revis' least favorite cornerback, Richard Sherman. In 2010, the fifth round produced Seahawks S Kam Chancellor and Chiefs CB Kendrick Lewis. In 2011, the Jets found WR Jeremy Kerley. Some teams have only 150 draftable players on their board, so, in some cases, we're getting down to the border between draftable player and priority free agent.
The Jets own seven selections in the upcoming draft. Here's a look back at the recent history with each slot, focusing on the fifth round:The Picks:Round 1 -- 9th overallRound 2 -- 39th overallRound 3 -- 72nd overallRound 4 -- 106th overallRound 5 -- 141st overallRound 6 -- 178th overallRound 7 -- 215th overallThe last three drafts, the 141st pick:2012: Adam Gettis, G, Redskins (Iowa)2011: D.