The 47th Pick in the Draft, A Look Back


Sep 25, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Tannenbaum and the Jets are picking in the second round with the 47th pick overall. I thought it might be high time to take a look back at the last five years of this pick. Let’s see what we have:

Dec 24, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) runs with the ball after intercepting a pass from New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (not pictured) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Jets 29-14. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Our own New York Jets owned this pick in 2007, and they made a big impact, choosing linebacker David Harris. He has been a staple on the Jets defense, with no season less than 75 tackles since entering the league.

Sep 25, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Trevor Laws (91) prior to playing the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants defeated the Eagles 29-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

DT Trevor Laws was taken by the Eagles with this pick in 2008. Primarily a backup, he has only recorded 57 tackles in his four years with the team. The Eagles did much better two picks later, when they selected Desean Jackson.

Dec 24, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders safety Mike Mitchell (34) reacts during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Chiefs 16-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The Raiders chose DB Mike Mitchell with the 47th pick in 2009. He also has been a backup, with 98 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and 2 INTs since joining the league. Lesean McCoy went just a few picks later.

Jan. 1, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback (7) Tarvaris Jackson throws a pass in the first half under pressure from Arizona Cardinals linebacker (58) Daryl Washington at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

LB Daryl Washington was chosen by the Cardinals with the 47th pick in the 2010 draft. After a decent 78 tackles in 2010, Washington came into his own last year, starting 14 games, recording 107 tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 INTs.

Jan 1, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tight end Lance Kendricks (88) drops a pass as San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) defends during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

The Rams chose TE Lance Kendricks with the 47th pick last season. He put in a modest 2011 campaign, with 28 receptions for 352 yards.

All in all, the spot has an up and down history. It could be good, it could be worth trading out of. We will find out soon.