With draft day (May 8) rapidly approaching, we'll whet your appetite with a daily factoid, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. We'll keep it New York Jets-centric, sticking to team needs, possible selections, trends, etc.
One of the toughest positions for scouts to evaluate is wide receiver. Nowadays, they rack up video-game stats in college, leading to inflated evaluations by NFL types. That's why Fresno State's Davante Adams bears close scrutiny. Facing less-than-elite competition, he led the FBS in receptions (131), touchdown catches (24) and ranked second with 888 yards after the catch.
Utilizing his 39.5-inch vertical jump, the 6-1 Adams also led the FBS with 27 receptions and 12 touchdown catches in the red zone. Get this: When targeting Adams in the red zone, quarterback Derek Carr completed 71.1 percent of his passes, but only 57.4 percent when targeting others.
As everybody knows, the Jets are looking for a receiver. Adams is projected as a second-round pick.