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2022's draft could become the perfect storm to trade down (for a Kings ransom).


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Only because this years upcoming QB draft class seems to be fully loaded. 

This year we couldn't afford the luxury of trading back from #2 overall due to Joe Douglas desperately needing to find ourselves a Franchise QB hopeful (Zach Wilson). 

However if either one of the Jets (or hopefully Seattle) finishes with a top 5 draft pick? A trade down (to a desperate QB needy team) for a Kings ransom would be awesome. 

(In no specific order);

Sam Howell (UNC). 

Spencer Rattler (Oklahoma). 

Kedon Slovis (USC). 

Desmond Ridder (Cincinnati). 

Malik Willis (Liberty). 

Tyler Shough (Texas Tech). 

Matt Corral (Mississippi). 

J.T Daniels (Georgia). 

I could be missing a few but these kids (above) seem to be the 8 names that are red hot heading into 2021's NCAA season (and I'll be rooting for all of them to absolutely ball out next year).  

Throughout the previous four draft(s) 1st round QBs have been flying off the boards (early and often) like never before. 

2018: Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson (5). 

2019: Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones and  Dwayne Haskins (3). 

2020: Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jordan Love (4). 

2021: Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Justin Fields and Mac Jones (5)

And I'd love for this trend to continue come 2022's NFL draft. 

Because if either one of our Jets or Seattle finishes with a top 5 pick? We could be sitting on a (future) landmine full of future draft capital (with a trade down). 

And the best part about potentially trading away our highest 2022 1st round draft pick?

Is that even after receiving a Kings ransom; we'll still have another 2022 1st round pick in order utilize alongside of Becton/Mims/Zach Wilson/Alijah Vera-Tucker/1st round pick. 

2021 can't come soon enough!

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Trueee but hope we don’t end up with a top 5 pick because I want Wilson and team confidence/moral to be high. 
 

if there’s a way to get a top 5 pick and have at least 6 wins I’d take that tho lol. 
 

hopefully there is an excess of blue chip players next year considering there is likely more players to opt in for draft than in this past one. 

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On 6/8/2021 at 7:27 PM, Be_a_Jet said:

Trueee but hope we don’t end up with a top 5 pick because I want Wilson and team confidence/moral to be high. 
 

if there’s a way to get a top 5 pick and have at least 6 wins I’d take that tho lol. 
 

hopefully there is an excess of blue chip players next year considering there is likely more players to opt in for draft than in this past one. 

Boss- I see what you are saying but don't see it happening.  Look at the Jets last year- they had inept coaching.  The Jets will be a 5-12 team- likely picking  7th. I think Seattle will have major issues- but a team like that with issues goes 7-10. I can actually see the opposite.  The Jets via the draft and  UDFAs- have actually amassed a great deal of young talent on both the starting  and depth level.  Come this year the Jets will have 20 players on the roster acquired over the past 2 drafts and UDFAs period.  That is actually very good.  If a Chase Young type franchise edge rusher emerges I can see the Jets actually trading those 2 picks to get up to 3 or 4  two land them.  Think about it- Becton, AVT, Edoga, Clark, Saltes, Hoge, Wilson, Mims, Moore, Berrios, Cager, Yeboah, Carter, Johnson, Perine, then on defense Williams, F.F., Davis, Zuniga, Huff, Rashad, Hall, Guidry, Carter II, Pinnoch, Echols, Dunn, Sherwood, Nasirildeen. Then add the wild cards that may thrive in the new system- Herndon, Wesco, and Blake Cashman.  The UDFAs I mentioned won't all stick around- but they all have connections to Douglas as projects and will be given every opportunity.  Says Maybe gets an extension and the Jets could conceivably go into next year's draft with more than 30 players on the roster acquired in the past 3 years.  That is when the Jets can take the risk and  trade up for a guy they think is a gold jacket edge rusher.

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On 6/8/2021 at 6:27 PM, Be_a_Jet said:

Trueee but hope we don’t end up with a top 5 pick because I want Wilson and team confidence/moral to be high. 
 

if there’s a way to get a top 5 pick and have at least 6 wins I’d take that tho lol. 
 

hopefully there is an excess of blue chip players next year considering there is likely more players to opt in for draft than in this past one. 

Russel Wilson gets injured behind that O Line, and Seattle falls apart like Dallas did.

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Agreed.  I think having 2 firsts and 2 seconds we will trade down with at least one of them.  We know Joe loves having extra picks and he will probably want more high picks on 2023.  Personally I think the Seattle pick is going to be much higher this year.  I think we will be better but probably in the lower teens.  Good spot for us to be in 

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This past draft, we needed to upgrade something like 12 of our 22 starters.

This next draft, with a little good fortune, we should be looking at upgrading closer to 5.  Maybe 1 OL, 1 TE, 1 LB and another defensive starter or two.  Given that, I think it depends on what's on the board with our first pick.  If we have a chance to move UP to get a monster pass rushing talent, that might be the move.  Otherwise, moving down certainly could be a nice option, but with an entire college season, NFL season and free agency period between now and then, it's just too soon to even guess.

 

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