Here are the relevant facts for the Jets’ 2021 NFL Draft position heading into the final two weeks of the season.
-With their win over the Rams combined with Jacksonville’s loss to the Ravens, the Jets fell to the second slot in the NFL Draft. Both teams are 1-13, but the Jaguars own the tiebreaker because they have played a weaker schedule.
-The Jaguars have clinched the strength of schedule tiebreaker over the Jets. If the Jets are to get the top pick, they will need to finish with a worse record than Jacksonville. If the teams finished tied, the Jaguars get the top selection.
-The Jets have a home game against Cleveland and a road game against New England remaining. The Jaguars have a home game against Chicago and a road game against Indianapolis over the final two weeks of the season. To get the top pick, the Jets need to lose out and have the Jaguars win or tie one of their last two games. (The Jets could also win a game and have the Jaguars win both or win one and tie one.)
-The Jets cannot pick worse than third.
-To fall to number three, the Jets would need to win out, and the Bengals would need to lose out.