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NY Jets: Rough Draft

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The Jets have really, really struggled with the draft.

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Yesterday we took a peek at how the Jets' drafts have compared to the rest of the AFC East in the five years from 2010 through 2014.  In short, Jets drafts have been horrible compared to their AFC East rivals.

Today, as promised, we'll take a look at how the Jets stack up compared to the rest of the NFL.  There's a whole wide world of other teams out there!  Surely plenty of them have managed to outbungle the Jets, right?  Well......  I warned you this wouldn't be pretty.  Without further introduction, let's end the suspense (it's killing me!) and get right to the, ummm, good news.

NFL Drafts 2010-2014, Ranked By Total AV

Team

Total AV

Remaining AV

Pro Bowls

All Pros

.

1

SEA

626

389

19

7

2

DEN

476

208

10

2

3

CIN

468

389

15

2

4

NE

443

256

7

3

5

PIT

435

312

11

6

6

GB

422

330

2

0

7

MIA

421

214

5

0

8

HOU

419

239

5

4

9

STL

405

275

4

2

10

SF

402

185

9

6

11

PHI

388

198

3

0

12

DAL

385

273

12

4

13

ARI

383

217

10

4

14

CLE

379

103

5

0

15

CAR

375

237

10

5

16

KC

371

215

12

3

17

BUF

368

215

3

1

18

WAS

368

199

8

0

19

OAK

361

115

3

1

20

MIN

342

269

8

2

21

TEN

335

187

3

0

22

BAL

330

170

2

0

23

TB

329

208

7

3

24

SD

320

140

3

0

25

DET

316

153

5

3

26

IND

308

202

5

0

27

ATL

305

153

5

1

28

JAX

293

190

1

0

29

NYJ

273

145

2

0

30

CHI

270

102

4

0

31

NO

263

116

6

1

32

NYG

261

136

4

0

Yeah, that doesn't paint the prettiest picture.  On the bright side, the Jets crushed their crosstown rivals the Giants, who own the dubious distinction of having the worst drafts in the NFL over this five year span, by a whopping 12 AV points.  To put that into perspective, Vlad Ducasse weighs in at a hefty 11 AV.  So we whipped the Giants' Ducasse!  Yay!

The Jets managed to squeak out a 29th place finish, besting only the Giants, the Saints and the Bears.  In terms of AV still on the roster (Remaining AV), the Jets did a bit better, ranking 26th.  Awesome.  It should be noted, however, that Muhammad Wilkerson represents 55 of the Jets' 145 Remaining AV points.  If Wilkerson is traded, the Jets will drop to 90 Remaining AV, good for 32nd and last place in the NFL.

The Jets were one of 13 NFL teams that did not draft a single first team All Pro in these five years.  The Jets also are in a three way tie for 29th in Pro Bowl seasons with two, besting only the Jacksonville Jaguars who had only a single lonely Pro Bowl season to show for their five years of drafting.

In summary, the Jets have had a really, really rough time drafting.  The new regime represents hope that that ineptitude is at an end.  We shall soon find out if that happens.

One final side note:  we all know how good the Seahawks' drafts have been.  This chart really drives the point home.  The Seahawks have been so good they are about as much better than the second best team as the fifth best team is better than the Jets.  That's a ridiculous run of great drafts for the Seahawks.  I'll be filling in more details on particular teams of interest and how the recent drafts might cause some interesting changes in the NFL pecking order in future articles.  Until then, please, please, please Jets, don't blow this again this week.