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

By Alan Schechter

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

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 Conner04. Kellen Clemens03. 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………………………


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.