NEW YORK – The New York Jets began the second day of the NFL draft in much the same fashion they impacted the opening round the previous day.
New York traded with Detroit to get the first spot of the third round Sunday to select Iowa running back Shonn Greene. On Saturday, they got Radio City Music Hall rocking when they moved up to get Southern California quarterback Mark Sanchez with the fifth overall pick. Greene was their first selection since taking Sanchez.
The Jets sent a third-rounder, a fourth-rounder and a seventh-rounder to the Lions.
Greene, an All-American, rushed for more than 100 yards in all 13 games last season, finishing with 1,850 yards and 20 touchdowns in his one season as a regular.
"I think they really believe in my talent and my potential to trade up and get me," Greene said. "I'm just going to work my hardest to satisfy ... and help the team win."
Greene said the Jets were the only team to work him out in Iowa City, "so I knew they were pretty interested. And I'm just excited right now that they picked me."
Chicago and Dallas finally made their first picks, in the 68th and 69th slots. The Bears went for defensive tackle Jarron Gilbert of San Jose State, and the Cowboys selected Western lllinois linebacker Jason Williams.