Ahmad 'Sauce' Gardner doesn't lose his man when he's in coverage, but he was lost on his way to the stage during the 2022 NFL Draft.
The New York Jets used the No. 4 pick in this year's draft to select Gardner. On his way to the stage, Gardner was informed that he was going the wrong way.
Gardner had to quickly change direction and jog to the stage. It was his first rookie moment, albeit a wholesome one.
Gardner will be asked to lead the Jets' secondary next season.
The good news for the Jets is that Gardner doesn't lack confidence. He made that very clear during a charity event on Wednesday.
"I feel like I’m the chosen one," Gardner said. "I feel like I’m the best in the draft. There’s no doubt about it. There’s no way I can be a bust. That shouldn’t even be an option."
Only time will tell if the Jets made the right pick.