The Jaguars accidentally revealed their grades on some of the top prospects in the 2021 NFL draft, including the New York Jets’ top picks.
In a recent behind-the-scenes video chronicling the team’s forays in the 2021 NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars accidentally showed off a few glimpses of their draft board, leaving the grades of some prospects un-blurred and free for the public to consume.
Jacksonville’s leaked grades included its scores for the New York Jets‘ top-three selections in the class.
The Jaguars posted a video where they mistakenly including Draft Grades for prospects
Zach Wilson 7.0
Alijah Vera-Tucker 7.5
Elijah Moore 6.9
For reference they gave Lawrence an 8.0 pic.twitter.com/WMDqtyhcvt
— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) May 21, 2021
The maximum score on the scale used by the Jaguars seems to be 8.0. Here is a table that explains the grading system that was apparently used by Jacksonville (some teams use this system, some teams use other systems), via NFL Network’s Lance Zierlein.
Wilson’s score of 7.0 lands him in the third tier, meaning the Jaguars likely considered him a “Pro-Bowl Talent & Day 1 Starter,” based on the chart. While that is a glowing review, it was not enough to make the No. 1 pick a debate for Jacksonville, who scored Trevor Lawrence with a perfect 8.0, according to the video.
None of the team’s other quarterback grades were shown, so it’s unknown how the team compared Wilson against fellow first-rounders Trey Lance, Justin Fields, and Mac Jones.
The Jaguars were extremely high on Vera-Tucker, placing him one tier below perfection with a score of 7.5, which means they likely considered the USC offensive lineman a “Perennial All-Pro Talent,” based on the chart.
Moore earned a score of 6.9, which based on the chart would land him directly between the third tier (Pro-Bowl Talent & Day 1 Starter) and the fourth tier (Year 1 Quality Starter).
Also visible were Jacksonville’s grades for the Miami Dolphins’ top selections.
Waddle – 8 (perfect prospect)
Philips – 7.5 (perennial all pro)
Holland – 6.8 (Year 1 quality starter)
Eichenberg – 6.8 (Yr 1 quality starter)
Also added the grading scale and what those grades mean. pic.twitter.com/7AF24r4aCB
— D (@DiegoVill) May 21, 2021
Jacksonville scored Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle with a perfect 8.0, matching Lawrence. Waddle ended up going to the Dolphins at No. 6 overall. The Jaguars scored University of Miami edge rusher Jaelan Phillips (18th overall pick) with a 7.5, Oregon safety Jevon Holland (36th overall pick) with a 6.8, and Notre Dame offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg (42nd overall pick) with a 6.8.
Here are the other grades that can be clearly seen in the video:
- Clemson RB Travis Etienne: 7.0 (25th overall pick, Jaguars)
- Syracuse S Andre Cisco: 6.9 (65th overall pick, Jaguars)
- Michigan EDGE Kwity Paye: 6.8 (21st overall pick, Colts)
- USC DT Jay Tufele: 6.4 (106th overall pick, Jaguars)
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