Zach Wilson Brings Huge Upside to the Jets
FanDuel Sportsbook had Wilson -5000 to be the number-two pick, and that's exactly how things played out.
After a 2020 season at BYU in which he posted a sparkling 12.2 adjusted yards per attempt, Wilson is now tasked with turning around a Jets franchise that hasn't been to the postseason since 2010. What kind of player are the Jets getting, and how does Wilson project in 2021?
numberFire's JJ Zachariason and Jim Sannes break down Wilson's profile, and Jim gives his top comparison.
⭐️ Zach Wilson = Matthew Stafford? ⭐️@JimSannes explains why all the Wilson hype is justified for the No. 2 overall pick #TakeFlight | #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/GjB1JMcWZi
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) April 30, 2021
Brandon Gdula's draft database has found these 10 prior prospects to have the most similar statistical profiles to Wilson. Keep in mind that these are based not on play style or traits but age, athleticism, draft equity, experience, efficiency, and production.
|Zach Wilson Profile Comparisons||Similarity|
|Robert Griffin III||86.1%|
Gdula's Take: Wilson offers 90th-percentile efficiency, and really, the biggest knock is his schedule. He has hits and misses in his profile comparisons -- but so does everyone.
Wilson's 2021 Fantasy Football Projection
Zachariason's initial projections for Wilson include 3,730 passing yards and 24.4 touchdowns across the 17-game 2021 season, making him the QB29 for the campaign. Wilson is also projected to rush for 170 yards and 0.9 touchdowns.