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New York Jets: Top Five Draft Busts Since the Year 2000: #1

By Alan Schechter

Oct. 8, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum walks on the sidelines before the game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Mike Tannenbaum, a face only a mother could love, am I right? It’s certainly not a face that us Jets fans love anymore. Maybe it’s because that this topic of draft busts since the year 2000 has Mike’s name written all over it. Don’t get me wrong, the Jets have had their draft picks that were “duds” through the years, Tannenbaum has just had some memorable ones.

And that is what we have been counting down over the last several days, the top five draft busts since the year 2000. Here is the list so far:

05. John Conner04. Kellen Clemens03. Dewayne Robertson02. Vladimir Ducasse

Now, for the number one biggest draft bust for the Jets since the year 2000.  Like we said before, the Jets have had their duds.  We have been the laughingstock of the league for a long time.  But, who did we choose for number one?  I have a feeling you can figure out who we chose as number one.  Heck, I think Stevie Wonder probably knows who we chose as the number one bust.

It’s a name that we will love forever.  OK, maybe not love, but you know who I mean.  The choice is………………


Ugh.  I think that is all we could say about that name.  The 6th choice overall of the 2008  NFL draft, was going to come here and be a dominant defensive lineman.  He was going to get after the passer, and raise heck.

Well, a three-year career totaled 42 tackles and zero sacks.  And raising hell?  The most we ever saw of Vernon was when a fight was staged during the production of “Hard Knocks”.  Remember that?  That was the only time that Vernon Gholston ever looked like a football player.

One thing we can never say that the Jets do is make things stress-free.  I, for one, can’t wait to see how John Idzik handles this first draft.  It’s a new world order, and this first draft is key.  Idzik could set the tone for years to come with this draft.