The New York Jets announced today they have signed their first, third-round selection in the 2006 NFL draft, linebacker Anthony Schlegel.
Schlegel, a 6-1, 251-pound linebacker hailing from Ohio State University, was selected with the 76th pick in the 2006 NFL draft. Schlegel helped the Buckeyes win the 2006 Fiesta Bowl over Notre Dame and capped off a senior season that saw him rank second on the team in tackles with 84. In his two years at Ohio State, Schlegel played in 24 games, making 19 starts.
He originally attended the Air Force Academy after graduating from Highland Park High School in Iowa and served as co-captain his sophomore year before transferring to Ohio State.
The pick, originally the property of the Philadelphia Eagles was obtained by the Jets in exchange for the Jets' third round selection (71st overall). The Jets also acquired a seventh-round selection from Philadelphia, the 220th overall.