Jets “Determined” To Trade Down

The Jets’ desire to move down from the No. 3 overall pick has been well documented at this point. Apparently, their motivation is reaching a fever pitch in the buildup to Thursday night’s draft. The Jets are “determined” to slide back, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY hears.

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is on the record as saying he’s “open” to the idea of moving back. Apparently, he’s been underselling it.

They seem to really, really want to move down,” said one NFL exec. “Maybe they’re just keeping their options open, but it sure seems like that No. 3 pick is for sale.”

As of this writing, the Jets have only six picks, which is less than ideal for a club with multiple holes in the midst of an exceptionally deep draft in the first four rounds. Moving back from No. 3 overall could give the Jets an impressive haul of choices, especially if a QB-needy team like the Redskins bite.

The Jets are seeking to at least recoup the second-round pick they surrendered when they moved up for Sam Darnold last year, one source tells Vacchiano. The Jets could easily get that and then some, depending on how far back they’re willing to move. Still, any deal likely won’t happen until draft day and might not transpire until the Jets are called to the podium on Thursday night.

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  1. Who-Dey_KY

    Apr 24th 1:15 pm: Redskins interested in moving into top 5
    Apr 24th 2:56 pm: Jets desperately want to trade the #3 pick.

    Looks like we have a match.

    • bucsfan

      They would never do it, but I’d love for the Steelers to move up. Give up this year’s 1st, both 3rds, and a 1st next year. Then, hello Devin White.

  2. Matthew Heywood

    Isn’t this draft also top heavy with elite defensive players? Why trade down when you can get a special player?

  3. seth3120

    Yeah they are terrible and already selected their qb last year. That pick has much more value to a team going for it or one who needs a top qb in this years draft. Jets have so many needs no one elite guy is making them relevant

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