Sticking with the post-draft theme, for this week’s “Throwback Thursday”, we look back at a time when the Jets were trying to get younger on the offensive side of the ball, and used a specific post-draft event to help the process.
The Supplemental Draft is a process used by some of the teams to fill in cracks around their roster. It’s a forum for players that weren’t prepared to declare their eligibility for the general draft, to be able to do so for the Supplemental.
The league sets up the available teams for the draft, the league then sets up, based on requests from agents, players that are eligible for the draft. The key comes here, that if a team decides to choose a player, they must give up their corresponding pick in the following year’s NFL draft.
In 1990, when the Jets were trying to build an offense that could compete with Boomer Esiason under center, they decided to use a first round Supplemental pick on a local boy. From Syracuse University, Rob Moore.
And take a look at the career he had to show for it:
Receiving & Rushing
Moore may never have delivered the Jets the playoff wins we have been looking for, but was certainly explosive during his time in New York.