Jets fans slam NFL analysts for passing over Zach Wilson in the QB re-draft.


Jets fans slam NFL analysts for passing over Zach Wilson in the QB re-draft.

Let’s get this party started.

We’re already seeing rookie quarterback re-drafts left and right after only ten weeks in the NFL.

I’d like to state right away that it’s important not to put too much faith in hot takes like these, which often involve a lot of hindsight and a lack of bravery on the part of analysts who were bullish on the exact same prospects months before.

Similar two-win records for the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars have failed to provide the sense of change that most fans expect from a new franchise quarterback.

The Green and White’s situation is even worse, as they have been without their rookie quarterback since Week 7.

Having said that, you never expect a positive re-draft for a struggling prospect, but a little conviction every now and then would be nice — and Jets fans got the exact opposite in a poll conducted by Matt Miller of The Draft Scout.

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Wilson is re-drafted in the fifth round by NFL experts.

“This redraft had Wilson ranked [fifth],” beat reporter DJ Bien-Aime revealed in a tweet, but the reasoning isn’t solely based on the BYU product.

Much of it has to do with the Jets’ management.

Wilson was ranked 5th in this year’s redraft. https:t.co8oyxJOkGjV

— November 18, 2021, DJ Bien-Aime (@Djbienaime)

To begin, Miller “polled five scouts or high-level decision-makers from NFL teams about where they would re-draft quarterbacks.” This is not his analysis.

The following was the order this time:

Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (same ranking), Ohio State’s Justin Fields (up two spots), Alabama’s Mac Jones (up two spots), North Dakota State’s Trey Lance (down one spot), and BYU’s Zach Wilson (down three spots).

The second overall pick has already dropped to fifth on the board, falling below the rookie for the division rival New England Patriots in a Jet-like turn of events.

“Oh the pain!” would ex-WFAN radio host Joe Benigno exclaim.

However, based on the analysis, it’s reasonable to question how fair these rankings were.

Despite a rocky start to his career with the Jaguars, Lawrence has not been injured.

“His abilities are indisputable.

‘Anyone in Jacksonville would be struggling right now,’ one evaluator said.


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