With twelve weeks of the 2017 NFL season in the books, the Jets are currently in line to get the eighth pick. The glow of a surprising first five weeks has started to wear off. Struggling and facing a pretty difficult schedule to finish the season, the Jets are now much more likely to finish with a top ten pick than they are to make the Playoffs. The question now becomes how high of a pick the team will ultimately get.
The Jets are part of a four-way tie at 4-7. Cleveland would own the seventh pick (which was originally Houston’s pick) because the Texans have a worse strength of schedule than the Jets. The Jets pick ahead of Miami and Tampa Bay because their strength of schedule is worse.
Denver, Indianapolis, and Chicago sit at 3-8 just one game “ahead” of the Jets in the race for 2018 NFL Draft positioning.
The current standings are below.