9 Numbers to Capture the Jets' 2015 Draft

Posted May 6, 2015

From the Marshall Trade Through the 'Big Cat' Pick Six to Swapping a 7th-Rounder for Zac the Back

Before we file away the partciulars of our 2015 draft in the archives and focus on what the players selected by GM Mike Maccagnan, head coach Todd Bowles and our draft team can do going forward, here is one last look at the draft, by the numbers.

There are nine numbers in all, one for each of the six picks, one for each of the two veteran players who arrived in draft-day trades, and one more for the overall draft, the first of what is hoped are numerous successful drafts in the Maccagnan/Bowles regime.


The number of Ohio State losses when second-round WR Devin Smith caught at least one touchdown pass. That's right, the Buckeyes were undefeated in those games, 22-0, when Smith caught his 30 TD passes during his four-year college career. When he played but didn't score, OSU was a more modest 22-10.


The number of trades executed by Maccagnan before and during the draft for this year's picks. The trades came in all varieties — trading up (one spot with Jacksonville for the "nominal cost" of a seventh-rounder to secure QB Bryce Petty in Round 4), trading down (with Houston, getting three picks and a player for our No. 70 pick in the third round), trading a pick for a player back in March (our fifth-rounder to Chicago for WR Brandon Marshall), then trading a pick for a player late in the draft (a No. 7 to St. Louis for a veteran RB), and finally trading a 2016 pick for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. All the trades — in fact, all the selections — felt like very good value, just the way Mike Mac prefers it.


Fifth-rounder Jarvis Harrison's time in the three-cone drill at the NFL Combine. It was the best time by any guard and the fourth-best by any offensive lineman, with most of the rest of the linemen slower despite being 20-25 pounds lighter than his 330-pound frame. That and the fact that Jarvis was good enough to make an AAU traveling basketball squad when he was younger speak to the agility and athleticism for his imposing size that he's bringing to the pros.


Sixth overall pick Leonard Williams' best game for Southern Cal last season? It may have been the road game at Stanford, when he had 11 tackles, a fourth-down no-gain stop and a late sack in the Trojans' 13-10 win, often going up against T Andrus Peat (No. 13 overall pick by New Orleans) and all of it playing on a high ankle sprain suffered the week before. For his three-year career, the "Big Cat" had 218 tackles, 21.0 sacks and 36.5 tackles for loss.


Length in yards of WR DeVier Posey's only pro touchdown catch, which came in the Texans' 2012 AFC Divisional Round game against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Nice to know the receiver, who arrived along with three picks in that tradedown with Houston, is comfortable in the Massachusetts countryside if called on.


Number of reps on the 225-pound benchpress for seventh-round choice Deon Simon, tops among all defensive lineman at this year's combine and tied for 11th among all D-linemen in the last five combines. Strength is crucial to take on double teams at the nose tackle position, which is where Maccagnan said Simon will "probably" line up for the Green & White.


Average points per home game scored by Baylor in 2013-14 with fourth-round pick Bryce Petty starting at quarterback. Not surprisingly, in those 12 home games (seven at Floyd Casey Stadium in '13, five at brand new McLane Stadium last year), Bryce and the Bears went 12-0.


As in "100 miles an hour," which is how Louisville coach Charlie Strong described third-round LB Lorenzo Mauldin's playing speed, "and it doesn't matter if it's in shorts or full pads." That tempo helped Mauldin overcome his rough childhood of those 16 different foster homes, excel as a three-sport star in high school, rise from a hospital bed after an on-campus moped accident as a U of L junior to miss no playing time, and stand out as a 20.5-sack, 31.5-TFL three-year edge presence for the Cardinals.


The yardage Zac Stacy rushed for in his 2008 senior season at Bibb County HS in Centreville, AL. Some other eye-popping numbers for "Zac the Back," who came from the Rams in the seventh-round trade Saturday, from his final scholastic season: 11.1 (yards/carry) and 35 (rushing TDs).


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