Despite the Jets not having played a single down this weekend, it’s been a great slate of games for the men in green.
When Jamal Adams was sent to Seattle for multiple first-round picks (I still can’t believe that Joe Douglas got multiple firsts for a box safety who struggles in coverage), it was logical to consider that both those picks would be in the high 20’s if not early 30’s. The Seahawks picked #27 in 2020, #29 in 2019 and #27 in 2018.
Which means the Jets now own selections #2, #23 and #34 in the 2021 NFL Draft, a draft that is absolutely stacked with talent.
Now you may think that picking #23, as opposed to #29, isn’t that important, but that could be the difference between getting a good offensive lineman and getting a potential #1 corner or wide receiver.
There will be talent available up and down the first round, but there will be considerably more top-end talent to choose from at #23 than there would be at #29. It also increases the value of that selection if the Jets felt like they wanted to deal it to pick up further draft capital in the 2nd/3rd round, although I’m certainly not saying I’d favour that.