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 my SB Nation colleague Dan Kadar.
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; Kadar’s rank: 2) +1 value
Yet another pundit gives the Williams pick a good mark.
Jachai Polite (Jets pick: 68; Kadar’s rank: 49) +19 value
It seems like everybody dropped Polite due to his poor predraft process. Some dropped him a little. Others dropped him a lot. Kadar falls into the dropped him a little camp, giving the Jets a nice value score for taking him in the early third round.
Chuma Edoga (Jets pick: 92; Kadar’s rank: 147) -55 value
Kadar’s big board is strikingly low on Edoga.
Trevon Wesco (Jets pick: 121; Kadar’s rank: 127) -6 value
That’s really close to proper value for a fourth round pick. If you adhere this particular big board, the Jets played the fourth round correctly, dropping down twice to improve their position in later rounds and taking their player at the right spot on the board.
Blake Cashman (Jets pick: 157; Kadar’s rank: 112) +45 value
Another big board thinks the Jets got really nice value with this pick.
Blessaun Austin (Jets pick: 196; Kadar’s rank: N/A) -4(+) value
Unlike some of the other big boards we have examined, Kadar’s only went up to 200 players. Austin didn’t make the cut.