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Jets’ Mike Tannenbaum Draft Failures

By Alan Schechter
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Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum does an interview in the hall after a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

This week, we took a look at the success Mike Tannenbaum has had in the draft with the Jets. He has definitely had some success. He has also had some epic failures as well. Let’s take a look at some of those now.

Jan 2, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Kellen Clemens (11) scrambles during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The Jets won 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

The great Kellen Clemens. He was highly touted in the draft in 2006, and was supposed to take over for Chad Pennington. How did that work out? He never even threw for more TDs than INTs. He stinks, and always has.

Aug 2, 2011; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets player Vladimir Ducasse during training camp at the Jets training facility. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Vladimir Ducasse. What can really be said about this guy? Anthony Munoz he is not. Remember when he won the “Big Ugly” contest in 2010? Well, that is the term that should be used for the way he plays. He has nearly gotten Mark Sanchez killed every training camp. And yet, he will be the competitor with Wayne Hunter for the right tackle position. Anyone feel good about that? I think not.

Aug 2, 2010; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets linebacker Vernon Gholston during training camp in Cortland. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Finally, the Blair Thomas of the 2000s. Big Vern. Big lump of you know what.

Hopefully, Mike will not continue down this path.

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