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2013 NFL Draft: Looking Back at the 72nd Pick Since the Year 2000, Part I

By Alan Schechter

Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

7 days from today, the draft is finally here. All the preparation, and all the hard work that John Idzik and company have put in, finally gets to come to fruition, April 25th at Radio City Music Hall.

Who’s ready for some football? Draft!!!

Anyway, while the day has been approaching, we have been looking back. Specifically, we are looking back since 2000, and the picks the Jets have in the upcoming draft, and look back at the type of players that were selected in these spots. It gives an idea of the types of players that are available in each spot. So far, we have reviewed the 9th pick in the draft, and the Jets’ second choice, the 39th overall.

Today, we begin the look back at the Jets’ 3rd selection in the upcoming draft, the 72nd choice overall, and see the players chosen in that spot since the year 2000, starting with the year 2000:

Kenrick Clancy was chosen with the 72nd pick overall in the 2000 draft. He hung around the league through 2009 playing for the Steelers, Giants, the Cardinals, and the Saints:

Former Oklahoma Sooner linebacker Torrance Marshall was chosen with the 72nd choice in the 2001 NFL draft. He tenure in Green Bay lasted four years as a backup linebacker, his only four years in the game.

Defensive back Roe Williams was chosen by the Chicago Bears with the 72nd pick of the 2002 draft. Williams barely had a cup of coffee in the league, hanging around for 1.5 years. He played one full year with the Bears, followed by 7 games with the Cleveland Browns. Williams posted 3 passes defended, and zero INT’s.

Former University of Hawaii guard Vince Manuwai was chosen with the 72nd pick of the 2003 NFL draft. He was a find, starting nearly every game along the Jaguars’ offensive line from the time he was drafted, through the year 2010.