New York Jets: Top Ten Draft Picks of the 1990′s: #5

Bruce Coslet, pictured right, was hired as the Jets’ head coach prior to the 1990 season. Big things were expected, after all, Coslet was the offensive coordinator of the Bengals offense that nearly won Super Bowl XXIII. The team did improve, making one Wild Card appearance under the direction of Coslet. However, the team’s success did not grow and he was fired following the 1993 season.

However, a player was selected prior to his first year that makes our countdown.  Here is our list of the top 10 draft picks from the 1990′s so far:

10. Jason Ferguson
09. Richie Anderson
08. Jason Fabini
07. Keyshawn Johnson
06. James Farrior

Now for the number 5 choice.  This choice, as we said before, was selected prior to Bruce Coslet’s first season, 1990.  However, unlike the other choices, this one was not chosen in the regular draft.  In contrast, this player was chosen in the first round of the Supplemental draft.  In 1990, the supplemental draft was strictly for players that had either graduated, or exhausted their college eligibility, which is where this player comes in.

This player was a wide receiver out of Syracuse University.  He was a local boy, born in New York, and played 5 seasons with the Jets before finishing his career with the Arizona Cardinals.  Who are we talking about?  Wait for it…………..wait for it…………….

ROB MOORE

Here are his career stats:

Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2001 Arizona Cardinals 0             0
2000 Arizona Cardinals 0             0
1999 Arizona Cardinals 14             10 37 621 16.8 71 5
1998 Arizona Cardinals 16             16 67 982 14.7 57 5
1997 Arizona Cardinals 16             16 97 1,584 16.3 47T 8
1996 Arizona Cardinals 16             16 58 1,016 17.5 69 4
1995 Arizona Cardinals 15             15 63 907 14.4 45 5
1994 New York Jets 16             16 78 1,010 12.9 41T 6 1 -3 -3.0 -3 0
1993 New York Jets 13             13 64 843 13.2 51 1 1 -6 -6.0 -6 0 2 1
1992 New York Jets 16             15 50 726 14.5 48T 4 1 21 21.0 21 0
1991 New York Jets 16             16 70 987 14.1 53 5 2 0
1990 New York Jets 15             – 44 692 15.7 69T 6 2 -4 -2.0 4 0
TOTAL 628 9,368 14.9 71 49 5 8 1.6 21 0 4 1

It’s not as if Rob Moore helped lead the team to great success. The Jets only played in one playoff game during his career with the team. However, he gave the Jets, and his stats backed it up, a legitimate scoring threat on the outside to pencil in after Wesley Walker retired. He only posted one 1,000 yard receiving season in the Green and White, but he was close one other year (987 in 1991), and did post 22 TD’s as a member of the Jets.

It’s a shame he didn’t stick around a bit longer, as he would have been a nice addition to Bill Parcells’ teams in the later part of the 1990′s. But, to me, he’s a guy that belongs right in the middle of this list.

Topics: New York Jets, NFL Draft, Rob Moore

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