kelly Posted April 11, 2021 Share Posted April 11, 2021 One big reason why the Jets haven’t reached the playoffs since 2010 is that they’ve mostly drafted poorly. It’s really that simple.So where do they rank among the NFL’s worst-drafting teams from 2010-20? Pro Football Focus attempted to answer that question, while focusing only on first-round picks.The top-ranked teams at making first-round picks over that stretch — Texans, Panthers, Bills, Ravens, and Colts. The bottom five — Bears, Jaguars, Seahawks, Lions, and Raiders (last). So the Jets aren’t in the bottom five. They’re close, though. One spot outside the bottom five, in fact, at No. 27. PFF has the 49ers, Dolphins, Cardinals, Washington, and Jets as the “top-ranked” teams in its bottom 10.The Jets made some really bad first-round picks from 2010-20: Kyle Wilson, Quinton Coples, Dee Milliner, Calvin Pryor, and Darron Lee. What about the others ? Well, it’s a mixed bag. Muhammad Wilkerson had a couple good years, and then flamed out after the Jets gave him a lucrative contract.Sheldon Richardson remains a fairly productive starter, with the Browns, but has made just one Pro Bowl — and the Jets traded him away after four seasons.Leonard Williams finally turned into a dominant pass rusher — last year with the Giants, after the Jets traded him away. The Jets’ 2017 first-round pick, Jamal Adams, was traded to Seattle last year, despite being a promising talent.In 2018, of course, the Jets drafted Sam Darnold, who was just traded to Carolina, after three unproductive seasons. The trade-up move to get Darnold proved to be a failure.So far, the past two first-round picks — Quinnen Williams and Mekhi Becton — appear to have bright futures.Bottom line: It’s been a fairly lean stretch of first-rounders for the Jets, but maybe things are finally starting to turn around with Quinnen Williams and Becton. > https://www.nj.com/jets/2021/04/where-do-jets-rank-among-nfls-worst-drafting-teams-of-past-decade.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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