2013 NFL Draft: Looking Back at the 13th Pick Since the Year 2000

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Sep 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive end Kamerion Wimbley (95) defends against the Houston Texans during the game at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Titans 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

2006: Kamerion Wimbley, LB

Wimbley’s career has taken him from the Cleveland Browns, to the Oakland Raiders, and finally, the Titans in 2012. He has only missed one game in his career, and averages nearly 7 sacks per season. Wimbley has been at or near the performance threshold, worthy of a pick this high.

2007: Marshawn Lynch, RB

I think we have heard of this guy, have we not? Lynch had a decent start to his career in Buffalo. However, when he got to Seattle, “Beast mode” Lynch has turned it up a notch, with 2,700 yards over the last two seasons with the team. Could you imagine if he was still in the AFC East with us? No thanks.

2008: Jonathan Stewart, RB

Stewart has worked out quite a niche as a complementary running back in Carolina. Other than last year when Stewart only played in 9 games, he never rushed for less than 700 yards in a season, and has a career average yards per carry of 4.7.

2009: Brian Orakpo, DEForgetting the fact that Brian did some funny commercials with the bearded guy from the Geico commercials, he has also had a successful football career. He was only in 2 games in 2012, but in the three years before, never recorded a sack total less than 8.5, and as a rookie, was in double-digits with a 11.5 sack total.

2010: Brandon Graham, DE Finally, a name I didn’t recognize. It seemed, for a while there, that the 13th pick is slanted towards success. Finally, we have one player to go against that trend, at least a little bit. Graham actually has played a bit as an extra lineman, with 55 tackles over three years in the league.

2011: Nick Fairley, DT Another guy that is still in the league, but a career backup to date. Fairley has posted 6.5 sacks and 49 tackles over his two seasons in the league.

2012: Michael Floyd, WR Michael Floyd was a highly touted prospect coming out of college into last year. To credit, it was a decent first year, with 45 catches for 562 yards and 2 TDs.

It has been an interesting spot, that number 13. It has a history of being a successful selection number. Were there many busts on that list we just went through? Not really.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    no shame in most of those picks. as always i’ll be hoping for someone to exceed the quality you just listed. i don’t care what position we draft, we need someone at virtually every spot, just get us a future hall of famer! uh and don’t let him go…

    • TheJetPress

      Amen to that my loyal fan

      • matr dontelli iii

        alan, i so much enjoy this site and the lack of ignorant commenters. the nonsense i read yesterday and today about me first makes me not want to read comments. by nature i am very sarcastic. it is so hard to control myself when someone says something dimwitted. for example, they’re crying on tjb about the trade and i commented if he was worth 16 mil ‘teams would be lining up trying to trade for him. he has priced himself beyond his value.’ which he did. imbecile says ‘ it only takes one team to set the value. glad to clear that up for you’ i told him if the jets thought he was worth 16 mil they’d have signed him. they don’t, they didn’t and he should be content knowing he is in complete agreement with gary meyers. i really don’t wanna get banned for my comments and despite my claims to change my name to justin optimist i don’t create new names to post under. keep it up and it’s nice to know someone who thinks like myself. i don’t feel so dumb. :-)

        • TheJetPress

          thanks…I like to think we are developing a pretty intelligent group of Jets fans around here.
          No need to feel dumb…everyone is allowed an opinion. You are plenty smart enough to listen to what makes sense and dismiss what doesn’t.

          • matr dontelli iii

            Thanks Alan, I appreciate that. What do you think of Vincent’s scenario?

          • TheJetPress

            It’s an interesting one I hadn’t thought of. I love it, the idea of trading down to stockpile picks is one that am a big fan of. That’s the way to get better.