Welcome to the latest installment of the Jets Draft vs. Big Board series.
Every year after the NFL Draft I take a look at where the Jets’ selections rated on the big boards of various analysts. None of this means the analysts are right or wrong. The big boards are simply set before the Draft which takes some of the subjectivity you typically see in Draft grades away.
Today we will compare the class to 2021 to the big board of ESPN’s Todd McShay.
Zack Wilson, Pick: 2, McShay Ranking: 4, Net Value: -2
Alijah Vera-Tucker, Pick: 14, McShay Ranking: 13, Net Value: +1
Elijah Moore, Pick 34, McShay Ranking: 23, Net Value +11
Michael Carter, Pick: 107, McShay Ranking: 83, Net Value: +24
Jamien Sherwood, Pick: 146, McShay Ranking: 187, Net Value: -41
Michael Carter II, Pick: 154, McShay Ranking: 320, Net Value: -166
Jason Pinnock, Pick: 175, McShay Ranking: NR
Hamsah Nasrildeen, Pick: 186, McShay Ranking: 102, Net Value: +84
Brandin Echols, Pick: 200, McShay Ranking: 200, Net Value: Even
Jonathan Marshall, Pick: 207, McShay Ranking: 243, Net Value: -36
If you watched ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft, you heard effusive praise of the Jets by McShay for most of the weekend. His board helps to tell part of the story. If you believe it, the team ended up with 5 of the top 102 players in the class.