In the lead up to the NFL Draft, many analysts put together a big board. This their ranking of the prospects. Over the next few days, I want to take a look at various big boards and compare them to the slots in the NFL Draft where the Jets made their picks.
Today we continue by looking at the big board of Pro Football Focus.
As a reminder, none of these will definitely prove the Jets or an analyst are right or wrong. By doing a number of these, we will be able to see whether a consensus believes the Jets got good value from their picks.
Quinnen Williams (Jets pick: 3; PFF’s rank: 3) Equal value
Williams is the chalk pick on this big board.
Jachai Polite (Jets pick: 68; PFF’s rank: 98) -30 value
This one surprises me quite a bit since I assumed PFF would focus more on production in games than pre-Draft process. They indicate his poor testing dropped his stock.
Chuma Edoga (Jets pick: 92; PFF’s rank: 64) +28 value
The early reviews of this pick have been good.
Trevon Wesco (Jets pick: 121; PFF’s rank: 228) -107 value
I think there will be a divide on this player between old school and new school analysts. Old school types will really like this. New school types will believe this is a reach.
Blake Cashman (Jets pick: 157; PFF’s rank: 59) +98 value
This is a huge discrepancy from Mel Kiper’s big board yesterday, which had Cashman as a huge reach. PFF actually thinks he’s the second best player the Jets picked. I fall somewhere between these extremes.
Blessaun Austin (Jets pick: 196; PFF’s rank: 214) -18 value
If you buy into PFF, you probably will be pleased to see this. Coming within 18 spots at this stage of the Draft means the value is in the same ballpark.
So there you have it. I direct you to the comments for PFF bashing.