Dec. 2, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) on the bench against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Jets won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets: Top Five Draft Busts Since the Year 2000: #2


 

Remember this time, approximately seven years ago? The Jets selected the guy to the right, and selected D’Brickashaw in the same round. The result was the playoff run the Jets went on after they were drafted. You draft efficiently and productively, your team makes playoff runs, and is always in the mix. Don’t draft efficiently, and you have the players that make this list.

And that is the list that we continue. The list of the top 5 Jets’ draft busts since the year 2000. Here is what we have so far:

05. John Conner
04. Kellen Clemens
03. Dewayne Robertson

Now, for the second biggest draft bust since the year 2000.  It’s a guy that doesn’t amass statistics, so we have to use the “eye-test”.  We have all used the eye-test on this player, and nobody likes what they see.  Or hear, because we are at the point that our skin crawls at the mere hearing of his name.  That player is………………………

VLADIMIR DUCASSE

See?  Isn’t your skin crawling now?  I know that I get a sick feeling in my stomach every time I see his number heading out towards the huddle.

For a while, a number of us wondered whether or not the selection of Ducasse had a lot to do with where Mike Tannenbaum went to school.  Mike went to U Mass, so did Ducasse.  It’s a believable scenario, as it’s hard to imagine that anyone in the scouting department believes that Vladimir is the next big thing in the world of offensive linemen.

Maybe U Mass was Mike’s connection here.  I certainly don’t see, when I watch tape on Ducasse from college, a player worth a second round pick.  No way.

I do see a player worth being counted #2 on this list, though.

 

 

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  • matr dontelli iii

    The funny thing is as ugly as his play is, his appearance is the equivalent! of course mr t was rather doufy (i never wrote that word before but it doesn’t look right, kinda like the subjets here) looking as well.

    • TheJetPress

      haha good point

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.szeligowski John Szeligowski Jr.

    I gotta say, to say that Clemens was a bust would suggest that he actually was treated as the heir apparent to the position and given a chance beyond the half a season when Chad went down. Just look at the decision makers he played under; the poor guy had to endure Mangini, Schottenheimer, (and still does, lol), and Rex Ryan! Two of those guys are now gone for very good reasons, and the third is about to be given his walking papers. He wasn’t the best QB out there but you have to admit, if the Jets spent as much time prepping and coddling Clemens as they did Sanchez, Kellen could’ve done at least the same job.

    • TheJetPress

      Maybe,,,,I wonder though because after all the time here was here, he could have learned the system and beaten SOMEBODY out if he was any good