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Friday, November 2, 2012
Updating Bust Watch: Vladimir Ducasse

By James Walker

In July, the AFC East blog highlighted several players who needed successful seasons to avoid the “bust” label.

As we approach the midpoint of the season, we take another look at an offensive lineman for the New York Jets

Updated Bust Watch: OL Vladimir Ducasse

Pick: Second round, 2010

Analysis: Jets head coach Rex Ryan talked up Ducasse as one of the most improved players this offseason. That raised some eyebrows, because Ducasse has been very raw in his first two seasons. From what we’ve seen in eight games, that is still the case. Ducasse played in all eight games this year as a backup, but he still looks shaky. New York moved Ducasse to guard, because it’s an easier position. But barring a sudden turnaround in these final eight games, Ducasse is headed to "Bustville."