Throwback Thursday: Rob Moore and the 1990 Supplemental Draft


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

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1990 22 NYJ WR 85 15 13 44 692 15.7 6 69 2.9 46.1 2 -4 0 4 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 688 6 1 7
1991 23 NYJ WR 85 16 16 70 987 14.1 5 53 4.4 61.7 987 5 2 10
1992 24 NYJ WR 85 16 15 50 726 14.5 4 48 3.1 45.4 1 21 0 21 21.0 1.3 0.1 747 4 0 6
1993 25 NYJ WR 85 13 13 64 843 13.2 1 51 4.9 64.8 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0.1 837 1 2 8
1994* 26 NYJ WR 85 16 16 78 1010 12.9 6 41 4.9 63.1 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 1007 6 0 9
1995 27 ARI WR 85 15 15 63 907 14.4 5 45 4.2 60.5 907 5 0 6
1996 28 ARI WR 85 16 16 58 1016 17.5 4 69 3.6 63.5 1016 4 0 8
1997*+ 29 ARI WR 85 16 16 97 1584 16.3 8 47 6.1 99.0 1584 8 0 11
1998 30 ARI WR 85 16 16 67 982 14.7 5 57 4.2 61.4 982 5 0 8
1999 31 ARI WR 85 14 10 37 621 16.8 5 71 2.6 44.4 621 5 0 5
Career 153 146 628 9368 14.9 49 71 4.1 61.2 5 8 0 21 1.6 0.1 0.0 9376 49 5 78
5 yrs ARI 77 73 322 5110 15.9 27 71 4.2 66.4 5110 27 0 38
5 yrs NYJ 76 73 306 4258 13.9 22 69 4.0 56.0 5 8 0 21 1.6 0.1 0.1 4266 22 5 40

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.

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