There is no shortage of needs for the Jets this offseason. In an ideal world, the Jets could improve at DE, DT, OLB, FS, WR, and depth at the ILB, OLB, and QB positions. However, come April 28 the Jets are going to have to work with 6 picks:
NYJ 1st round,
NYJ 3rd round
NYJ 4th round
NYJ 5th round
NYJ 6th round
Ari 7th round
So the question is, with an excess of needs and only the draft to fill these needs because of the lockout, should the Jets think about trading out of the 1st round and getting more picks? It sure would go against the Jets drafting tendencies of the last couple of years; but this is a different year .
If the Jets are not guaranteed to land their top guy, they might want to get as many picks as possible and play trial and error with this year’s draft class. Especially since Defensive End, Defensive Tackle, Free Safety, and a 3rd WR can be found in rounds 2-4 fairly easily.
By looking at the trade value chart, the Jets could trade:
Their 1st round pick (30th overall), 6th round pick (190th overall), and 7th round pick (222nd overall)
Jaguars 2nd round pick (48th overall; 16th in the 2nd round) and 3rd round pick (80th overall; 16th in the 3rd round).
This is just a random scenario I cam up with but it begs a couple of questions. Is having a mid 2nd rounder and two 3rd rounders better than a 1st and two late selections? Do you think we would lose “our guy” by trading back? Is this draft too deep to give up late round picks like that? Give your opinion in the comment section. You also can create your own concoction here, and see what dream scenario you can come up with.