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2015 NFL Draft Order: Recent History of 6th Pick

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The Jets currently own the 6th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Let's take a look at the players who have been taken with that selection in recent years.

2014: Jake Matthews, T Falcons

2013: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, Browns

2012: Morris Claiborne, CB, Cowboys

2011: Julio Jones, WR, Falcons

2010: Russell Okung, T, Seahawks

2009: Andre Smith, T, Bengals

2008: Vernon Gholston, OLB, Jets

2007: LaRon Landry, S, Redskins

2006: Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers

2005: Adam Jones, CB, Titans

The Jets have selected sixth overall four times in franchise history. In 1971, they used the pick on running back John Riggins.  In 1974, the Jets selected defensive lineman Carl Barzilauskas sixth overall. In 1976, quaterback Richard Todd went sixth to the Jets. It would be over three decades until the Jets would pick sixth again. In 2008, the Jets owned the sixth pick and used it on the gentleman listed above.