Keep an eye on this one: The #Jets are looking into making a big move all the way from the third round into the early second, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. Would need to give up significant capital in future draft picks.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2019
Jets have spoken to at least the Seahawks, who have the No. 37 overall pick, per sources. NYJ does not have the draft capital this year to make a sizeable leap unless it was willing to part with both 3rd rounders, 4th rounder + something else.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) April 26, 2019
A 2020 pick makes more sense https://t.co/diaOk4H17v
It would take a combination of 2019 & 2020 picks for Jets to make a 30ish-spot leap into the 2nd round. (I’d be stunned if they gave up a 2020 1st rounder).— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) April 26, 2019
Who could they get?
I know they like Texas A&M center Erik McCoy (also can play guard) and Miss St C/G Elgton Jenkins
In terms of giving up future picks to move up, I’m going to offer this advice to the Jets.
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.