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Shonn Greene picked by Jets


NEW YORK (KWWL) - Iowa Hawkeye running back Shonn Greene was picked in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft Sunday by the New York Jets.

New York traded with Detroit to get the first spot of the third round Sunday to select Greene.

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."

Greene was picked 65th overall.

Teammate defensive back Bradley Fletcher was selected one pick after Greene by the St. Louis Rams.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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