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 Josh Norris of Rotoworld.
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; Rotoworld’s rank: 3) Equal value
You’d be hard pressed to find somebody who thinks this pick was a reach.
Jachai Polite (Jets pick: 68; Rotoworld’s rank: 138) -70 value
This seems about as low as it gets for Polite. This ranking seems to be entirely based on predraft process and disregarding what happened on the field.
Chuma Edoga (Jets pick: 92; Rotoworld’s rank: 52) +40 value
Some like Edoga. Others don’t. Count Josh Norris among those who do.
Trevon Wesco (Jets pick: 121; Rotoworld’s rank: 109) +12 value
Some big boards have thought Wesco was picked at the right spot. Few had him ranked ahead of Polite.
Blake Cashman (Jets pick: 157; Rotoworld’s rank: 107) +50 value
Praise of this pick hasn’t been universal, but there has been more good than bad.
Blessaun Austin (Jets pick: 196; Rotoworld’s rank: N/A) -4(+) value
Big boards that end with 200 players like this one are unlikely to feature Austin.