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Can Giants ‘Reach Pick’ Daniel Jones Actually Succeed in the NFL?

The concept of the “reach pick” in draft value assessment is a fascinating one. When we speak of a reach pick, we’re generally saying that a team selected a player far higher than his talent indicates. This, of course, doesn’t factor scheme and personnel into the equation; it’s more about player traits in a vacuum and how they might transfer from the NCAA to the NFL.

What NFL personnel executives will tell you is that when they believe in a player, it’s never a reach — they simply did what they had to do to get the player they wanted. It’s an inside-outside conundrum that is only resolved over the years as the player in question is able to take his traits as far as they can possibly go.

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