Why Wilson was picked second overall

Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson had a rough day on Sunday, throwing four interceptions in the Jets’ 25-6 loss to New England.

However, while there are no moral victories in the NFL, there were two throws in the fourth quarter that were illustrative of why the Jets picked him with the #2 pick of the 2021 draft.

The first was on third-and-10, with 10:34 left, with Patriots defensive end Matt Judon about to hit him, he threw a deep out to wide receiver Braxton Berrios for a 27-yard gain. It was a perfectly placed throw, dropped into a very small window on the left sideline.

Then, with 1:06 left in the game, on fourth-and-15, he hit wide receiver Jeff Smith for a 35-yard gain, on the left sideline, also into a small window.

To New England Patriots radio analyst Scott Zolak, this throw to Smith, was a case-in-point as to why this quarterback went so high in the draft.

“I don’t know how a kid that little, small hands, makes that type of throw,” said Zolak on 98.7 The Sports Hub right after this throw. “He is off his back foot, going backwards. This is why they liked him at two, why the had to take him. It’s a throw like that where you saw there is something there with this kid.”

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Dan Leberfeld
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