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2013 NFL Draft: Looking Back at the 9th Pick Since the Year 2000, Part II

By Alan Schechter
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Today, as the draft continues to approach, we are going to continue the series we started yesterday. That series? We look at the Jets’ selection number in the upcoming draft, and see how that pick has performed since the year 2000. Yesterday, we ran and reviewed the choices from 2000-2003 at pick #9.

Today we continue that run through history with the 9th picks from the years 2004-2007, so let’s have a little less small talk and get right to it.

After being chosen with the 9th pick in the 2004 draft, Reggie Williams spent 5 years with the Jaguars. He was never a consistent starter, but he did record over 2,300 receiving yards and 18 TD’s in that timeframe.

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Rogers, seen here as a member of the 49ers, was chosen with the 9th pick of the 2005 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. After taking over as a starter with the Redskins, he played well, though his best days were with the 49ers. Take a look:

Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims (59) prepares to rush during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Eagles 38-33. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Ernie Sims was chosen with the 9th pick overall in 2006 by the Detroit Lions. As a full time starter for the Lions in his first 3 seasons, he posted over 100 tackles in each of those years before moving more to backup duty.

Nov 19, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (19) during the game against the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Bears 32-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Ted Ginn Jr, pictured here as a member of the 49ers, was the 9th overall selection of the Miami Dolphins in 2007. He had some productive years in Miami, before moving on and settling into a great role in the return game in San Francisco.

His kick return stats:

Kick Return

Year

Team

G

Ret

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

20+

40+

FC

FUM

2012

San Francisco 49ers

13

11

253

23.0

31

0

9

0

0

1

2011

San Francisco 49ers

14

29

800

27.6

102T

1

25

1

0

0

2010

San Francisco 49ers

13

47

992

21.1

61

0

23

3

0

0

2009

Miami Dolphins

16

52

1,296

24.9

101T

2

34

4

0

1

2008

Miami Dolphins

16

32

657

20.5

41

0

19

1

0

0

2007

Miami Dolphins

16

63

1,433

22.7

52

0

39

2

0

0

TOTAL

88

234

5,431

23.2

102

3

149

11

0

2

And punt return stats:

Tomorrow, we will review the final five picks at #9 from the 2000’s.

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