Draft Mania: Are We There Yet?!

for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: May 4, 2009


... No more flip-flopping like a Democrat about who is picking whom and when. No more sweating what the Jets front office will do with their precious picks. One more day and this draft mania is finally over.

Being a life long Jets fan, I find the draft to be a troubling time personally. My friends tell me I'm more moody and not quite myself. I can't help it. The Jets draft history forces me into a mode of self-preservation.

Ken O’Brien instead of Dan Marino, Kyle Brady instead of Warren Sapp, Blair Thomas instead of Emmitt Smith, Dave Kadigan instead of Michael Irvin...thinking about it makes me weepy every time. How many championships have we lost right on draft day? Thinking about what could have been "if only" might actually make the average Jets fan's head explode.


Here's a look at some of the worst, "put a bullet in my own head" inducing draft moves in Jets history.


5. Roger Vick, 21th Pick, 1987...

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