5 Jets Trade-Down Scenarios in Upcoming Draft With Selections

The Jets are reportedly eyeing a trade down in this year's. draft which brings a few attractive options for the team in the NFL Draft

Mar 2, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas talks to the media
Mar 2, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas talks to the media / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The latest reports state that the Jets are eyeing a trade out of the tenth pick, hoping that a quarterback-needy team will use New York to get their man. While it's highly unlikely that the fourth QB in the class falls this far, there are a few scenarios that would work great for the Jets.

Scenario 5: Ravens send a haul to land a star receiver

Quarterback, Joe Flacco of the Jets  in the second half in the season opener as the Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback, Joe Flacco of the Jets in the second half in the season opener as the Baltimore Ravens / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA

In this scenario, Rome Odunze falls to the tenth pick, causing the Ravens to trade up landing a star receiver to play on the outside with Zay Flowers in the slot.

The Jets give up the tenth pick here in return getting the 30, 62, 93, 113, and the Ravens '2025 2nd-rounded. The trade value chart has the Jets giving up 1300 points while they return 1100 points in 2024 and anywhere from 270 to 580 points in 2025.

The Jets would use the 30th pick on Texas wide receiver Adonai Mitchell, who's tested off the charts and has the potential to become a wide receiver one in the NFL. They would then use pick 62 to select Kris Jenkins, the son of the former Jet with the same name, as a long-term defensive tackle option next to Quinnen Williams.

The 93rd pick would be used on Michigan running back Blake Corum, an explosive playmaker who can form a dominant backfield duo with Breece Hall. The Jets' last pick of the haul would be Washington State safety Jaden Hicks, who can step in immediately to replace Jordan Whitehead.

This is the least attractive of the five scenarios because of how far in the draft the Jets would be moving down. The positive side for the Jets would be the team would acquire a hoard of draft picks which they can use to build the roster for the future. This trade allows Joe Douglas to fill holes while building depth at a cheap price for the future as the Jets carry Aaron Rodgers salary.