If 2013 is a throw away season for you as the new GM, and you are willing to trade Cro, and Revis, and say you can get at least 2 1st round picks back in the deals, I think taking the picks for the 2014 draft would be a smarter decision, there is 2 possible stud QB's coming out in that draft, and if they do both come out they are by far better prospects than anything in the 2013 draft, not to mention the beast that is J Clowney who just might get picked before both of the QB's (Manziel, and Bridgewater) he is that good. This gives you 3 1st round picks to barter with to try, and move up to get one of the 2 possible franchise QB's if your team goes, and ****s you, and over achieves, and wins to many games to get a top 2 pick on your own. If you do get the 1st pick on your own, then you trade your other 2 1st round picks for the 4th overall pick, and grab Marquise Lee to pair with Bridgewater, or Manziel, if by some miracle you land 2 of the top 4 picks, and you don't have to trade any, praise holly ****ing luya, you are officially the smartest GM ever from draft night till Week 1,
Keep in mind there are QBs who were supposed to be sure thing high picks and had crappy senior seasons that changed those prospects' outlooks. They're absolutely wet over him in Washington. It forces us to find 2 new QBs for 2013 who both realize they're not in our long-term plans and then draft another in 2014 and hope he matures right away or by 2015. Personally I'd rather get on with the rebuild this year instead of hoping for a chance at a top-5 pick QB that we may not be able to draft. I don't know how Cousins compares to them but so far he seems to have a lower bust factor than a QB who's currently a junior, before his senior season has begun. And we get on with it already and don't have to pray a premiere draft day prospect is within reach. If one of those prospects is just that good, and we have to trade up to be able to get him, then we run the risk of not being able to trade up (as the team we'd be trading with may want him just as badly). Think Andrew Luck: no matter how much someone offered, Indy wasn't going to trade out of the #1 spot. And that was with RGIII's stock shooting up.
Trade one of our CBs for Cousins, take back a mid-rounder in the process, and we still have two #1 picks in '13 if we can't strike a better long-term deal with the other CB. We could use a pass-rushing specialist and there are (allegedly) some really good ones this year. The other pick we can use or trade for more for next year (which would be a #1 and a #2 I guess, and we'd really only do that if we're trading our middle to lower #1 with a team we figure to have a top-10 pick at worst in '14 like New England did with San Fran a few years back).
But more than that, I would prefer trading them both for 1's and a little more and only having to move a #2 for Cousins. I think Washington would take it unless someone else offers more.
but of course you GM the Jets, and every move no matter what it is will eventually blow up in your face some how, because the Jets are cursed, and now your on the street known as the GM who ****ed up with 2 top 4 picks in one draft, alla who ever was the GM of the Colts when they had the 2nd, and 3rd overall picks, and botched both while getting totally owned by Mel Kiper in the process lol.
I know. I'm f*cked no matter what I do.
All kidding aside, though, the only way to do this is to start over instead of trying to get a little bit better than horrible each year. That strategy will have us as serious contenders hopefully by 2018 as we double-down on high-priced players that won't make us contenders now, and bypass on the players and high picks that could (or would).