Recently, the New York Jets have been drafting better while not striking out completely in free agency so Jets fans do not have to deal with disappointing players as much as they had to in the past.
Last season's first-round pick Muhammad Wilkerson looks like he will be an anchor for the Jets at defensive end for years to come. Fifth-round pick Jeremy Kerley was a productive receiver who fit right in the slot and in the return game.
Free agent signings Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason did not work out but former first round bust Aaron Maybin turned out to be a steal as he revived his career in New York. During his two seasons with the Buffalo Bills, Maybin failed to record a sack. With the Jets, he racked up six in just 13 games.
The recent success must continue if the Jets want to put the disappointing players of the past due to disastrous draft picks and poor free-agency decision making behind them.
In the 1990s, the disappointing players were Kyle Brady and Blair Thomas. Brady was drafted ahead of future Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp. Thomas was drafted ahead of the NFL's all-time leading rusher Emmit Smith.
Here is a list of the most disappointing players of the new millennium.