In yet another offseason for the Jets, the main focus has once again been on CB Darrelle Revis. At this point, a trade between the Buccaneers and the Jets appears as if it is going to happen, and now it is just a matter of working out a deal. The Jets are especially focused on acquiring the 13th overall pick of the draft from the Bucs, among other picks. Yahoo! has reported that the Bucs are willing to trade their first, third, and sixth round draft picks to the Jets in return for Revis, which would be great for the Jets because of this deep draft class.
However, John Idzik would love to get even more for Revis if he can, and don’t be surprised if he goes after the Bucs’ second round pick.
Because CB Eric Wright is now off the table, the Jets are going to need to find a new way to acquire a solid No. 2 corner, and they are most likely going to need that second round pick. This draft class has some quality corners that the Jets could potentially draft, including Dee Milliner, Xavier Rhodes, Desmond Trufant, and Jonathan Banks. So out of all these corner backs, which one will the Jets end up taking?
If they do get the Bucs’ second round pick, they could use that in a variety of ways. One possibility is that they use that pick to draft someone like Jonathan Banks, or the Jets may use the pick as part of a trade up in the draft, enabling the Jets to draft Dee Milliner. His talent is unbelievable and he has the potential to be “the next Revis” if he is developed properly. The Jets may trade any number of first or second round picks to a team like the Lions or Eagles, which will give the Jets a chance to draft the Alabama standout before a team such as the Browns do. However, if the Jets get the 13th pick from Tampa, which they most likely will, they could even use that pick to draft Xavier Rhodes, who is easily the second best cornerback prospect.
If this Revis trade goes through, it will give the Jets many opportunities which will be up to newly hired GM John Idzik to decide. Whichever route he plans on taking, the first step is still to complete the trade with Tampa Bay, and if Idzik wants to start his regime with the Jets off with a bang he will do everything in his power to get as much as he can from the Bucs.