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New York Jets: Top Five Draft Busts Since the Year 2000: #3

By Alan Schechter

Nov 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Jets defensive end Quinton Coples (98) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Any long time Jets fan knows that creating a list like this is not difficult. For a long time, if you looked up “bad drafting” in the dictionary, you would probably see the Jets 80’s logo there. We could go all the way into the regular season, just talking about poor draft choices that the Jets have made. We kept it to a list of only 5, simply because I didn’t want to talk about it too much.

The next couple of years will be crucial in creating this list, especially for the guy in the picture. Quinton Coples did play well last season, especially when the injuries lightened up in the second half. But we have to see him continuously get better to keep himself off of this list.

We continue, however, with players that have already qualified for this list. Back down memory lane we go, looking at the 5 biggest draft busts for the Jets since the year 2000. Let’s take a look at where we have been so we don’t need to backtrack:

05.John Conner:

04.Kellen Clemens:

And now for the third biggest bust for the Jets on draft day since the turn of the century. He plays on the defensive front lines, in the trenches, and if he had played to the potential everyone hoped for, we would be looking at a uniquely complete words. Who is he?


Remember this guy? I don’t think any one in the fan base will forget him. He was highly touted running back coming out of the University of Virginia. He’s too much of a project, in my opinion, to be chosen very highly this weekend. You know who we are talking about? Mr. Dewayne Robertson.

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