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Which Jets Players Could Joe Douglas Ship off for Additional Picks on Draft day?


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Now that the dust has settled on Aaron Rodgers coming to the New York Jets as Joe Douglas and the Packers finally worked out a deal, Jets fans can finally focus on tomorrow’s NFL draft.

It’s a draft in which Douglas will have just five picks; fewer than he has had at any other time at the helm for Gang Green.  Following the deal that landed Rodgers, the Jets currently own picks 15, 43, 112, 143 and 170.  Despite having the best roster they’ve put together in years, the Jets still have their fair share of needs.

Joe Douglas would love to add help at offensive tackle, center, defensive tackle, linebacker, running back and cornerback.  Nobody is saying the Jets need starting players in all of these spots, but even in places where they’re strong, such as corner, there are some depth concerns.

The number one trade chip the Jets have is pick 15.  They’re likely to shop that pick hard in an effort to recoup some of what was lost in sending Elijah Moore to the Browns and the aforementioned Rodgers deal.  But beyond that, will Douglas look to move some of his players in hopes of snagging some extra day 3 picks?  If so,  who could go and what might they bring back?

WR Corey Davis: Many expected Davis to be gone already due to the amount of time he has spent on the shelf over the past two seasons due to injury.  However, when healthy, Davis has been a solid veteran target whose production is quite impressive when you consider who has been throwing him the football.  Of his 32 receptions in 2023, 28 of them were for first downs and he averaged an impressive 16.8 yards per catch.

Davis struggled with drops in year one with the Jets but was much better in 2023.  However, with this being his final season and likely facing a diminished role, Douglas might be able to get a round 5 pick for Davis.

Corey Davis had a drop early on but made some very good catches from that point on. Takes a shot over the middle here while fully extended and hangs on. pic.twitter.com/EuZKdXuMMb

— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) September 12, 2022

One thing that makes a Davis deal prohibitive however?  He could land the Jets more as a compensatory pick if he gets a decent deal elsewhere in free agency next offseason.

CB Bryce Hall: Hall has dropped down a spot or two on the Jets depth chart but could draw interest from any team looking to grab a cornerback on day 3 who may believe Hall is a better option than those still on the board.  The Jets could always upgrade by taking a corner earlier in the draft and then look to add a pick by moving Hall.  Anything more than a round six pick would be a surprise.

WR Denzel Mims: This only works if a team that loved Mims coming out of Baylor feels that the problem has been his fit with the Jets more than it has been Mims himself. And the same applies here that does with Hall.  If that team is looking at their board on day 3 and believe Mims has more upside and experience than the options left at that point, they may part with a sixth or seventh rounder.

RB Michael Carter: Carter quickly became a favorite at 1 Jets Drive with the Jets and plenty of fans would undoubtedly be sad to see him go.  However, with the depth at running back in this year’s class, the Jets may feel they can get a similar or better player than Carter while hoping to pick up a fifth-rounder for the former Tarheel.

S Jordan Whitehead: Teams looking to add a safety won’t have much luck with this year’s class as this group is particularly thin.  With Chuck Clark having come in via free agency and Tony Adams impressing as an undrafted free agent last season, moving Whitehead might fetch a fifth-round pick while freeing up just over $7 million in cap space.  He’s the least likely of the group to get moved, but given his salary, his tackling struggles in 2023 (17 missed tackles per PFF) and the Jets need for picks?  Well…crazier things have happened.

 

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Nobody on the roster is going to get them a whole lot but I can't see Douglas only making five or six picks.  Davis probably has the most value of the group.  He's cheap based on today's market and somewhat of an outsider with Lazard on board.

I may be wrong, but I also think they love Tony Adams who could pair with Clark to be the safety duo if they can move Whitehead.

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1 minute ago, Beerfish said:

I was thinking about this the other day,  I feel Mims is about the only guy who could fetch a really later rounder if some team loved him coming into his draft year.

How many times can JD use the "Darnold plan" (the Jets messed him up, he's really good!) and get away with it?

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1 minute ago, Lurker89 said:

Don't think we're that hard up for another 5th rounder. 

Trade back in 1st to pick up a second or third ...I'm down with that.

Otherwise my vote is stick and pick.

CD with AR8 is worth more than a 5th.

Everything else posed looks like poking a hole in the roster for a 5th which seems pointless.

 

Stick and pick 

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2 minutes ago, Larz said:

Don’t really see the logic in trading players that have proven themselves in the NFL for day 3 picks. 

This.

If we need the cap room, then Davis or Whitehead make the most sense. Not Carter or Hall who are cheap, experienced depth 

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6 minutes ago, Larz said:

Don’t really see the logic in trading players that have proven themselves in the NFL for day 3 picks. 

The logic is you're trading guys who are rarely used or easily replaceable with limited time on their deals and adding players you believe to be as good or better with more years to work with.

And in the case of Mims and Hall, you're trading guys who have done very little in the NFL and hoping another team thinks they're better at developing the players and believe they can get more out of them.

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2 hours ago, Hal N of Provo said:

Stick and pick 

 

2 hours ago, Larz said:

Don’t really see the logic in trading players that have proven themselves in the NFL for day 3 picks. 

 

2 hours ago, Lurker89 said:

Don't think we're that hard up for another 5th rounder. 

Trade back in 1st to pick up a second or third ...I'm down with that.

Otherwise my vote is stick and pick.

CD with AR8 is worth more than a 5th.

Everything else posed looks like poking a hole in the roster for a 5th which seems pointless.

 

 

2 hours ago, CTJetsFan said:

This.

If we need the cap room, then Davis or Whitehead make the most sense. Not Carter or Hall who are cheap, experienced depth 

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Just now, bla bla bla said:

I'm not looking for draft picks. Corey Davis is likely the most attractive trade chip but he is far more valuable to us than the trade compensation we would get in return. 

Not to mention Green Bay tried to trade for Davis while Rodgers was there. To some degree, Rodgers wanted to play with Davis in Green Bay so why not here.

WRs get hurt often.   They geared everything for these next 2 seasons.   No need to empty the cabinets now.  

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2 hours ago, GreenFish said:

Rookies take time to develop. I hope he doesn’t trade players for picks. We’re trying to win big over the next two years. We need players who are good now. 

The problem is none of the guys listed are particularly good.  All have had chances to establish themselves.

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14 minutes ago, Rangers9 said:

The one guy who goes to the top of the list would be Zach. I think Jets would jump at chance to get rid of his contract. Or does JD keep him to avoid admitting he made a big mistake drafting him overall 2 and starting him for two seasons. 

Has no value.  Makes more sense to see if Rodgers can help fix him than give up up for a 7th.

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8 minutes ago, AFJF said:

Has no value.  Makes more sense to see if Rodgers can help fix him than give up up for a 7th.

There were teams that highly rated Zach after his big season at BYU and he was rated overall 9th best player in 2021 draft by Mel Kiper. So that was only two years ago and you’d assume some teams still believe in him. Plus he has 22 starts so they’d be getting a QB with NFL experience. He has value the thing is how much value. 

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Just now, Rangers9 said:

There were teams that highly rated Zach after his big season at BYU and he was rated overall 9th best player in 2021 draft by Mel Kiper. So that was only two years ago and you’d assume some teams still believe in him. Plus he has 22 starts so they’d be getting a QB with NFL experience. He has value the thing is how much value. 

If it were physical I'd agree, but it's mental right now.  He can't complete a screen pass.  It's all in his head at this point.  Yankees couldn't fix Knoblauch and the Mets couldn't fix Sasser.  Hard to imagine anyone would give up a pick to pay millions to a guy in that position.

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JD loves to go up and down the board.  And with him it doesn't have to involve trading  players.  If he feels like there's still good value to pick around 24-28.  Then he may take advantage of any opportunities to do 2-3 trade downs.  Pick up a #2 and #3.  Maybe even make enough moves...and at the end of the day...secure Jets another 2024 #2.  That would help cushion the blow of giving up a  #1. 

IMO there's still good value in mid-late 20's.  Good value at OL-LB-WR-CB-DT.   If JD-Saleh have continued to do their due diligence.  As they've collaborated in doing these past two drafts.  Then they can get good starting caliber talent there. 

JD on Draft Day is always exciting seeing what he does.

Can't wait!

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1 hour ago, Rangers9 said:

The one guy who goes to the top of the list would be Zach. I think Jets would jump at chance to get rid of his contract. Or does JD keep him to avoid admitting he made a big mistake drafting him overall 2 and starting him for two seasons. 

Agree if someone offers a 2-3 you take it and run. 

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2 minutes ago, Joe W. Namath said:

We need to get Ruckert on the field.  I think Conklin is expendable.  See if you can get a 3rd or 4th for him.

Same decision the Vikings made. Doubt he brings more than a 5th. For a 3, in a NY minute.

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