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Jaguars accidentally leak prospect grades for New York Jets’ top picks

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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.

Jacksonville scored second overall pick Zach Wilson with a 7.0, 14th overall pick Alijah Vera-Tucker with a 7.5, and 34th overall pick Elijah Moore with a 6.9.

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.

NFL Draft Grading Scale
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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.

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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.

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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Dark Demonik
3 years ago

But Jags calling Trevor and Waddle a perfect prospect like they have no flaws just comes to show ya they have not done their HR on the prospects in 4-5 years we will get the answers but right now the Jags are a MESS

Dark Demonik
3 years ago

It reminds me of My Orlando Magic team draft/trade ideas were leaked to the public that ended up getting our GM fired over it and coach fired over it as well towards the end. One of the damming photos was they were planning to trade Aaron Gordan so of course that would piss a young player off at the time

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Sean Bird
3 years ago

I went to the video. Some more notes
The edge rusher that the Bills picked in the 1st round 6.5
Chase for the Bengals 8.0
If you went frame by frame with good viewing tech, you would get a lot more.