Fans were very harsh on the now-former GM throughout his tenure in New York. For the most part, their issues had to do with his shortcomings in one area—the draft.
Most are already aware that Maccagnan’s drafts weren’t exactly sublime. However, I wanted to get a more exact look at how productive Maccagnan’s drafts have been when stacked up against the rest of the league.
This dive relied on the “Approximate Value” stat—a metric generated by Pro-Football-Reference that aims to attach a single number to players as an estimate of the value they’ve provided on the field.