Daily draft dish: Jordan's drops

April, 6, 2014
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.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter



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