Daily draft dish: Jordan's drops


Every morning, from now until draft day (May 8), we'll provide a draft factoid, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. We'll keep it New York Jets-centric, sticking to team needs, possible selections, trends, etc.

Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews is a big, fast, smart and productive wide receiver, yet he hasn't garnered much first-round buzz. Many scouts project him as a second-round choice, certainly a possibility for the Jets at No. 49. So why isn't he getting more love?

Here's why: Matthews had the second-most drops (10) of any receiver last season in a BCS automatic-qualifier conference (AQ). Only Utah’s Dres Anderson had more drops (11). Matthews also accumulated a lot of his production on screen passes, as he led all AQ receivers with 44 catches for 421 yards on screen passes last season.