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Former Top Jets Draft Picks Continue to Make Names for Themselves…For Sucking

All Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed

I won’t dig deep into the graveyard of Jets draft blunders. Suffice to say, they’ve had their share of misses near the tops of drafts – see exhibits 1-1,432…

Well, it seems you can add exhibit 1,433 – Michael Nugent. “Nooge,” as my good buddy and fellow Mets-Jets sufferer and I enjoyed calling him, was selected by the Jets back in 2005 with the #47 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Nugent was a record-setting placekicker at Ohio State. Still he was a placekicker. Did I mention the New York Jets selected him with the #47 pick? In the second round? A placekicker? OK, breathe…breathe.

Anyway, should we Jets fans care to torture ourselves more or bash this particular pick anymore, one could point to some players that went later in the second or even the third round including Packers safety Nick Barnett, Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, Rams safety Oshiomogho Atogwe and Giants defensive end Justin Tuck to name a few. Ah, yes, fellow bust-a-rooni Justin Miller wedged in their as the Jets other second-round pick. Who you may ask? Exactly.

Why all this? Well, the Bucs gave ole’ Nooge the boot yesterday. Picked up at the start of the season, he signed a one-year contract and got the job after Matt Bryant was injured. He then managed to seize the opportunity and drill zero of his first four field goals of the season. Nugent added two misses on Sunday against the Skins (granted from 48 and 49) bringing his total to 2-of-6 over the Bucs first four games. Such was enough for Tampa Bay who sent him packing.

/adding Nugent to list next to Thomas, Robertson, Brady, Vick (Roger), etc, etc.

/at least this Sanchez kid seems to be working out OK


  1. 3rdStoneFromTheSun

    October 7, 2009 at 12:18 am


    does Lam Jones also make the list?

  2. P-Cat

    October 7, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Mike Haight? Dewayne Robertson.

    I still hate the fact the Jets took Santana Moss over Casey Hampton in 2001. Bryon Thomas over Ed Reed. Ken O'Brien over Dan Marino.

  3. Cecilio's Scribe

    October 7, 2009 at 9:27 am

    i happened to like johnny lam…just looked up that he was only around for five seasons and then gone from league. 61 games for that pick…

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