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2019 NFL Draft rumors: Jets looking to trade up?

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A few reports indicate the Jets are pushing to trade up into tonight’s second round of the NFL Draft.

In terms of giving up future picks to move up, I’m going to offer this advice to the Jets.

Don’t.

I think a big reason this team has failed to add adequate talent through the Draft in recent seasons is a lack of Draft capital. This team cannot continue to deplete the well any further. Yes, the team has a gaping hole at center that needs to be addressed, but the team also needs a lifeline of picks for its future.

Many reports indicated that Mike Maccagnan was desperate to get the Jets a second round pick after dealing away the team’s original pick to the Colts last year. Many of us assumed that was about the Jets trading down in the first. Perhaps the team is going to try and big move up the board.