Since the day Atlanta traded up to draft Grady Jarrett in the fifth round (No. 137 overall), the writers at Pro Football Focus have consistently lauded the move. In May, they named the 6-foot-1, 291-pounder one of the draft's biggest steals; in December, they listed him among the best late round and undrafted rookies.
And more recently, PFF dubbed Jarrett one of the season's 10 best non-first-round picks.
"Jarrett played just 268 snaps as a rookie, but made the most of them with a strong performance against the run," wrote Gordon McGuinness. "With 14 tackles resulting in a defensive stop from his 113 snaps against the run, he had the fourth-best run-stop percentage of any defensive tackle in the league, at 12.4 percent."
According to PFF's numbers, Jarrett graded as the second-best interior defender in the 2015 draft class, then became the NFL's 31st-highest graded interior defender last year.